new hearings on old military lies part one

from raw story: “Does the U.S. military exaggerate stories, or alter or enhance them?” ABC’s Diane Sawyer asks rhetorically in this video clip, as Congress prepares to hold hearings today on misleading information from the battlefield.

ABC senior correspondent Jake Tapper says the Pentagon “spun heroic myths,” such as the ordeal of Pvt. Jessica Lynch, stories that were “too good to be true… and they were.”

Sawyer speaks with Lynch, who says it bothers her how she was “used” by the military for public relations purposes. “It was important for me to come out with the truth,” says Lynch. “I didn’t want to be portrayed as this Rambo fighting machine when I knew that it wasn’t the truth…”

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