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Veterans Day

For good Veterans Day stuff, try here and here. Myself, I note two outrages.

Notes from the Diane Sawyer interview with PFC Jessica Lynch, who was captured by the Iraqi and rescued with much publicity.
But Lynch confirms that was not the case. She tells Sawyer she was just a soldier in the wrong place at the wrong time, whose gun jammed during the chaos. "I'm not about to take credit for something I didn't do," she told Sawyer in the interview airing tonight.
Asked whether the military's portrayal of the rescue bothers her, Lynch said, "Yeah, it does. It does that they used me as a way to symbolize all this stuff. I mean, yeah, it's wrong … I don't know what they had … or why they filmed it."
And here we have Paul Krugman, outraged:
[...] it's hard to deny the stunning insensitivity of President Bush's remarks back on July 2: "There are some who feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is bring 'em on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation." Those are the words of a man who can't imagine himself or anyone close to him actually being in the line of fire.
The war seems to have reminded liberals of their sense of honor; I know it has me of mine. Is war ever necessary?