Monday, April 30, 2007

Opinion (William M. Arkin): What we should learn from Jessica Lynch

Private Jessica Lynch has again been made very public, used by Congressional Democrats to make a political point about the administration's evil deceptions. Congress missed the true story in 2003, and misses it today.

Jessica Lynch and her compatriots found themselves in Nasiriyah, Iraq on day four of Operation Iraqi Freedom because the intelligence world did not understand the Iraqi enemy, and because the Army was organized for the wrong war, implementing a set piece operational plan.

Eleven U.S. soldiers were killed on March 23, 2003 in the Nasiriyah mistake, and thousands more have died since because the U.S. military continues to make the same operational and intelligence mistakes.

Read the rest at the Washington Post