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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Not From The Onion

What is the Pentagon going to do on the 4th anniversary of 9/11? Hold a vigil? a silent prayer? have some kind of respectable ceremony to honor the dead?

Nah, they're going to throw a rockin' party, naturally!
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.
Yes, Clint Black, the controversial country singer who wrote "Iraq and Roll" which nicely conflated 9/11 and Saddam Hussein in the build up to the Iraq war. Do you think Black takes requests? I'd love it if he sang "America, F*ck Yeah!" from Team America: World Police!

Something tells me if they go through with this hairbrained idea that they're going to have one heckuva protest on their hands.

Update: I don't know how I missed this the first time-- but of course there is an official Pentagon event website. (Brought to you by the We Love To Shamelessly Exploit 9/11 Committee, supported by your tax dollars.)

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