Further Comments on 9/11 March Organized by The Pentagon

I mentioned the other day the 9/11 event being organized by Rumsfeld to garner support for the war in Iraq here. There have been a few comments by other bloggers about this event, you can find them below.

Sept. 11 party a travesty

Checking the news this morning, I happened to read an article which raised the hairs on the back of my neck. Incensed and incredulous, I scanned each line with steadily rising disgust. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and poking myself with a fork I had handy, I thought, "surely this is a joke."

Unfortunately, I was wrong.

In a scene that seems to have been taken directly out of Trey Parker's and Matt Stone's political satire "Team America," The New York Daily News reported that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a rather surprising announcement on Tuesday. To "commemorate" the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon is planning both a country music concert on the National Mall featuring Clint Black and an "America Supports You Freedom Walk."

Clint Black, as Salon.com notes, is the voice behind the jingoistic "I Raq and Roll," a song that connects Saddam Hussein to Sept. 11, tucked in between couplets of jingoistic chest-beating.

Last straw for my father: "America Supports Your Freedom Walk"

My eighty-year-old father is a veteran of World War II. Like many American men of his generation, he volunteered to enlist in order to defend the United States against alliance of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan. His two older brothers were already in the military; one in the Navy was aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific and the other in the Army in the infantry serving under Patton.
"These guys [Bush administration] are just like the Nazis. Exploiting 9/11 like this makes me believe they either wanted it or helped it to happen." --my dad, member of the Greatest Generation