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Saturday, November 08, 2003


This whole Jessica Lynch story is getting so ridiculous. The woman's parents are changing their story so often, I suspect they are distant relatives of Musharraf.

Jessica Fatigue

If you think of it though, the tactics are brilliant. You go to a new publisher for every story you come up with and get a hefty advance payment for it. For instance, consider this. A few days back I read in the papers that Lynch claims she was raped. Now this is what the article says -

Dr Mahdi Khafazji, an orthopedic surgeon there, said on Friday that he extensively examined Miss Lynch and found no signs of sexual assault.

According to Miss Lynch, she has no recollection of being raped, but may have repressed the memory. It is also still unclear whether Miss Lynch was ever hit by her captors, as the Pentagon claimed.

Repressed the memory? L O very very L! Don't be surprised if tomorrow she suddenly regains her memory, and sells the explicit details of the rape to Larry Flint or Hugh Hefner.

And so the great Iraq War story goes on. Will it become another Vietnam/Mogadishu? Only time will tell. But a lot of people will end up making a lot of money because of it. Not to mention the dozens of Iraq-war movies that Hollywood will churn out over the next few decades.

Just as I was about to publish this post, I saw this news

Massive Explosion hits Riyadh

And so it goes on. Wonder who the next Dr. Evil is going to be in America's books?