David Huntwork

The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

With a book deal, multiple prime time interviews and a made for television movie under her belt, not to mention naked pictures of her frolicking with fellow soldiers in an army barracks safely stashed away in Larry Flynt's vault, the most famous soldier of the Iraq war is definitely a unique figure. The petite soft-spoken Private First Class Jessica Lynch was a very unlikely person to emerge as a media celebrity and become a household name.

Tragically ambushed in the early days of the conflict, her lost unit suffered dreadful losses and she barely escaped with her life. The amazing rescue of this badly injured soldier helped rally the nation to victory and was a significant morale booster and propaganda victory for the military.

The initial reports after her rescue told of a ferocious firefight with Private Lynch unleashing a barrage of bullets at the enemy before she was taken prisoner. A Washington Post headline read "She Was Fighting to the Death" and then went on to quote U.S. officials as saying that, "PFC. Jessica Lynch fought fiercely and shot several enemy soldiers after Iraqi forces ambushed the Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, firing her weapon until she ran out of ammunition." She was quickly and roundly hailed as the shining example of what great soldiers females make. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a mere public relations blitz that is now universally regarded as fiction.

Her much heralded amnesia of both the firefight and subsequent imprisonment was refuted from the beginning by her father. "Her memory is as good as it was when she was home," he said. "There really wasn't no amnesia problems."

Lynch signs copies of I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story, at Taylor Books in
                           Charleston, W.Va. November 14
Lynch signs copies of I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story, at Taylor Books in Charleston, W.Va. November 14

So the amnesia victim received a million dollar book deal about a capture and experience that she does not remember. Ms. Lynch has also recently claimed she was too busy to meet with Mohammed al-Rehaief, the true hero of this story, who risked his life to provide the information used by American soldiers to rescue Lynch. A fictionalized account was portrayed as truth by the media and those who were a little too concerned about political correctness and the feminization of the military.

To her credit, Jessica Lynch has finally come forward to help expose the truth. "My weapon did jam and I did not shoot, not a round, nothing. I don't look at myself as a hero. My heroes are Lori (Private Lori Piestewa, who died in the ambush of Lynch's convoy), the soldiers that are over there, the soldiers that were in the car beside me, the ones that came and rescued me," she said.

So why has there been so much myth building around the capture of Pfc. Jessica Lynch? The Left likes to blame a Pentagon desperate for good news and a rally point during the frantic hard fought days of the Iraq war. The Right tends to suspect the "Pentagon feminists" and their media allies who are desperate to prove that women are just as "fierce" as their male counterparts and, despite much lower standards for their inclusion in the military, are not just baggage in the field but capable of holding their own in combat. They thought they had their proof in Private Lynch but the truth has melted the myth away.

All of this seems to come at the expense of those who served with distinction and exceptional bravery in combat in Iraq but whose recognition has been completely overshadowed by the media hype of her capture and rescue. This does not in any way detract from the fact that we as a nation were all extremely relieved at her safe return and tremendously proud of those who risked their lives to live up to the pledge of "no man (errwoman) left behind".

It is ridiculous that we have allowed 105-pound females to be captured, beaten, raped, and sodomized in the name of social experimentation and equal opportunity. It is bad enough that we have male soldiers blown apart and killed. Do we really want to have our wives and daughters returned to us in body bags or with the often devastating physical and mental scars of war? What does it say about our society that we send women to fight our wars for us?

To raise these points and insist on the truth is to be politically incorrect and socially unacceptable. To not do so is irresponsible and a denial of common sense.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams