Will Saletan isn’t happy with all the fanfare surrounding the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch:

Worst of all, Lynch isn’t one of the millions of Iraqis we’re supposed to be liberating. She’s one of the putative liberators. We’ve said this war isn’t an invasion. We’ve said it isn’t for us but for Iraq. And yet, while the average Iraqi’s liberation gets no Pentagon fanfare and no air time, the liberation of Jessica Lynch is a 24-hour mediathon. We’re celebrating her rescue for the worst of all reasons: because she’s American. [emphasis added]


Perhaps he’d be happier if we celebrated the deaths of Iraqi civilians?


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