"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Q: What is the America Supports You Freedom Walk?
R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk is an event on September 11 that allows citizens the opportunity to remember the victims of September 11, honor our veterans past and present, and celebrate our freedom.
Q: When is the ASY Freedom Walk being held?
R: The Freedom Walk is being held on September 11, 2005, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pentagon South parking lot.
Q: What is the ASY Freedom Walk route?
R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk begins near the Pentagon crash site, crossing Arlington National Cemetery, passing several National memorials, and concluding adjacent to the National Mall and Reflecting Pool with an America Supports You concert by country superstar singer and songwriter Clint Black. For more information, visit www.AmericaSupportsYou.com and click on the Freedom Walk icon.
Q: What is America Supports You?
R: " America Supports You," is a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense (DoD) to recognize citizens' support for our military men and women and communicate that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad. For more information, visit www.AmericaSupportsYou.com.
I'm sure you're wondering - how is the Liberal Media® responding to this shameless display of necrophilia?
Q: Who is supporting the Freedom Walk?
R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk enjoys the support of Stars and Stripes newspaper, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Subway, Lockheed Martin, The Washington Post [emphasis supplied], WTOP Radio Network, and ABC WJLA-TV Channel 7 & NewsChannel 8, among others.
And the $10,000 (or, in the alternative, 1800+ lives) question:
Q: Why is DoD organizing this event?
R: Since September 11, 2001, the Pentagon has provided citizens with opportunities to commemorate September 11 in meaningful ways. The America Supports You Freedom Walk is the fourth September 11 commemorative activity sponsored by the DoD. The goal for the 5th anniversary in 2006 is for each state to host a Freedom Walk in order to provide an opportunity for as many citizens as possible to reflect on the importance of freedom.
And lest you think that I am being unfair in suggesting that there is a connection between this stunt and the IraQuagmire:
Administration supporters insisted Rumsfeld was right to link Iraq and September 11, and hold the rally.
"We are at war," said Representative Pete King, (Republican, New York).
"It's essential that we support our troops."
He also said attacking Iraq was necessary after September 11.
"You do not defeat al-Qaeda until you stabilise the Middle East, and that's not possible as long as Saddam Hussein is in power."
Of course - Hussein was the source of instability in the Middle East, which is why it's so much more stable now that he's been deposed.