The one thing that caught my eye in the footage shown on TV was how nonchalantly the troops walked her out of the Iraqi hospital, when there were multiple reports of the soldiers coming under "heavy fire." Not to mention what the article said about the differing reports about her injuries (and why nobody questioned these differences). If it is a propaganda bit, it's a damn good one. Most of the American public was depressed beyond belief after the capture and exhibition of the POWs and that led to all the second guessing of the war strategy. Lynch's rescue bucked up the American public and united the country around the President and the Armed Forces.