TITLE

Jessica Lynch's Rescue: What Really Happened?

AUTHOR(S)
Rogers, Patrick; Pitzer, Kurt; Kramer, Linda; O'Connor, Rose Ellen; Keel, Beverly
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
People;6/16/2003, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In a scathing documentary broadcast on May 18, 2003 Britain's BBC TV network accused the U.S. government of exaggerating the heroics of the rescue of U.S. prisoner of war Jessica Lynch and her mistreatment at the hands of the Iraqis, all to bolster public approval of the war. BBC journalist John Kampfner says the Pentagon falsely claimed Lynch, 20, had been stabbed and shot, and that the military used an unnecessary show of force to make the videotaped raid bristle with the action of a Hollywood movie. Medical staff say they also kept a 24-hour watch and saw no one mistreat her, despite reports from a local lawyer, Mohammed Odeh Al Rehaief, who told U.S. officials he had seen a black-clad official slap her across the face. Two days before the rescue, hospital staffers say two of them swathed Lynch in gauze, wheeled her past unsuspecting guards into an ambulance and drove her to a U.S. checkpoint outside town, but turned back when soldiers opened fire on them. Hospital staffers say the Iraqi guards had all fled at least 24 hours earlier--a fact the BBC contends the U.S. military knew.
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