Repeat After Me

Imitation is the sincerest form of perception

By Bruce Bower, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

Enemy soldiers captured Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch when her convoy got lost during the opening days of the Iraq war. But her destiny took a dramatic turn for the better when an Iraqi man whom she had never met saw one of the captors slap Lynch's face twice as she lay wounded in a hospital. In news accounts, the Iraqi man, a lawyer, recounted the scene by motioning with his right hand as if he were slapping someone. He said, "My heart cut," an expression comparable to "My heart st...

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