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Tuesday, May 20, 2003  
Saving Private Lynch story 'flawed'

Thursday, 15 May, 2003, 08:50 GMT 09:50 UK

Private Jessica Lynch became an icon of the war, and the story of her capture by the Iraqis and her rescue by US special forces became one of the great patriotic moments of the conflict.

But her story is one of the most stunning pieces of news management ever conceived.

For the rest of a disturbing story, see BBC. Interestingly enough, the possibility that one of the Iraq war's most "stirring" moments was entirely staged by the Pentagon is getting little attention in the U.S. press. An exception is this column by Robert Scheer:Los Angeles Times

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