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Thursday, August 11, 2005
  DoD Agitprop

 Agitprop

They can't seem to up-armor vehicles; they can't buy enough bullets; they can't supply troops with the necessities, much less the niceties, of life in a combat zone; but somehow they can manage to organize a concert to celebrate the tragedy of the attack on the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001.

The America Supports You Freedom Walk has got to be one of the worst concepts to ever come out of the Pentagon, including the blue and silver striped tie for the Air Force uniform, wearing ascots with fatigues, and making mukluks Southeast Asia critical equipment.

I don't remember reports of anything other than solemn remembrances of December 7th, 1941 during World War II. I don't understand how a large group of people assembling at the Pentagon to be frisked and then walking to the Mall for a concert shows any concern or support for people who died at the Pentagon or for those people deployed in a combat zone doing their best to stay alive. Apparently if you had planned to visit a grave in Arlington National Cemetery on that Sunday, you are out of luck.

The best way to have honored the people who died on September 11th would have been to capture the man who planned the attack or, at least, to have attended their funerals, many obviously within walking distance of the Pentagon.

 



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