Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Libs seek to trip up Pentagon's "Freedom Walk"

What an excellent idea from the Defense Department:

The Pentagon will hold a massive march and country music concert to mark the fourth anniversary of 9/11, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an unusual announcement tucked into an Iraq war briefing yesterday.

"This year the Department of Defense will initiate an America Supports You Freedom Walk," Rumsfeld said, adding that the march would remind people of "the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation."

The march will start at the Pentagon, where nearly 200 people died on 9/11, and end at the National Mall with a show by country star Clint Black.

Believe it or not, even this is coming under fire.

Word of the event startled some observers. "I've never heard of such a thing," said John Pike, who has been a defense analyst in Washington for 25 years and runs GlobalSecurity.org.

The news also reignited debate and anger over linking Sept. 11 with the war in Iraq.

"That piece of it is disturbing since we all know now there was no connection," said Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq veteran who heads Operation Truth, an anti-administration military booster.

We've found a winner for "oxymoron of the day".

Okay libs. You say you support the troops. It's time to back it up. Is it possible that you could just lay aside your cynicism and suspicion and your hatred for Rummie for just one day and participate in something that will give our soldiers a much-needed boost? C`mon, just one day of concrete support -- something that the soldiers can see and hear and take to heart. You may resume playing with your Rummie dart-board on the 12th.

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