General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com

Thursday, March 13, 2003
As soon as it was announced that Elizabeth Smart had been found alive and well, idiotic media personalities started saying there were questions to be answered about how she could have been in so many public places and never cried out for help. The girl was 14 years old when she was abducted! Give any US Army Drill Sergeant two weeks with any of the "personalities" and they will do anything he says when he says it. Idiots!

The problem with the Patricia Hearst kidnapping is the failure of the legal system and the media to understand that only very strong people can hold up under the stress of constant abuse and threats. A 14 year old is not equiped to deal with being kidnapped. In an era when we send counselors to schools when there is a 9/11 type incident anywhere in the country, why would anyone think that a 14 year old could handle the stress of what happened to Elizabeth?