Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Epitome of Insincerity ...

As one blogger I read every day put it, "We'd like the corpse back when you're done raping it."

Can we please call it what it is: The We'll Send Your Sons and Daughters To Die For No Reason But Then We'll Try To Make A Feel-Good PR Event About It Walk.

Excerpted from the DOD Web site:

'Freedom Walk' to Commemorate 9/11, Celebrate Freedom
By Steven Donald Smith
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2005 – The Defense Department today announced the first "America Supports You Freedom Walk" to honor the victims of 9/11 and America's military personnel, as well as to celebrate freedom.

The Freedom Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Pentagon South parking lot, near the site where the airliner crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. The walk route will consist of a two-mile trek through Arlington National Cemetery, over the Potomac River, and will end by the reflecting pool on the National Mall, where a free concert featuring country music star Clint Black will take place.

"I am proud and honored to be part of the America Supports You Freedom Walk to honor the victims of 9/11 and to support our men and women in uniform," Black said.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made the announcement today at the Pentagon.

"Every year since the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans have commemorated that anniversary. This year the Department of Defense will initiate an American Supports You Freedom Walk. The walk will begin at the Pentagon and end at the National Mall. It will include many of the major monuments in Washington, D.C., reminding participants of the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation that have so successfully defended our freedoms," Rumsfeld said.

"America Supports You" is a nationwide program launched by the Defense Department with the goal of highlighting how Americans across the country are supporting the men and women of the armed forces.


Blogger Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Unless we all decide to recycle our cars and walk for the rest of our lives, eschewing oil altogether, then this walk is nothing but a media relations event.

If it really were as easy as walking to celebrate my freedom, I might do it.

I'd probably end up in Canada, though.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yet another Jedi mind trick to tie together 9/11 and the Iraq war - which, of course, have absolutely nothing to do with each other, not that the government even will admit to that.

Rather than have a nice little jaunt through D.C., the best way to support the troops is to either get them the hell out of there, or, at least, give them the money and equipment they need to really get their job done - so they can get the hell out of there.

3:21 PM  

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