Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Bad Good Girl

Using single individual as some sort of symbol for political purposes can always backfire, as Ivica Račan (Ivica Racan) has learned after "Cro Cop" fiasco. Jessica Lynch seems to be another example. First we learned that she wasn't hero (at least not during the war; her finest moment came later), and now we learn that her conduct before those tragic events in Iraq wasn't as exemplary as propaganda wanted us to believe.

Of course, you really need to have Taliban-like mindset to treat her alleged flashing of mammary glands to fellow soldiers and major transgression, but this nevertheless shatters her perfect image.

Then again, her behaviour is not that atypical of for a teenager. Plenty of people do some really stupid and irresponsible acts at that age. Why should heroes be any different?


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