On The March, Redux

About that Freedom Walk:

“The march, sponsored by the Department of Defense, will wend its way from the Pentagon to the Mall along a route that has not been specified but will be lined with four-foot-high snow fencing to keep it closed and “sterile,” said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense.”

“The U.S. Park Police will have its entire Washington force of several hundred on duty and along the route, on foot, horseback and motorcycles and monitoring from above by helicopter. Officers are prepared to arrest anyone who joins the march or concert without a credential and refuses to leave, said Park Police Chief Dwight E. Pettiford.”

Freedom: It’s on the march! ’cause that’s what freedom does!

4 Comments

  1. Posted September 9, 2005 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    You know, I’m just waiting for someone in Washington DC to decide that the *real* problem is that the morale of the American public is being sapped by news reports — from the hurricaine zone, from Iraq, from wherever — which do not present the proper perspective on events, and, Because We Are At War, it is necessary for the government to ensure that the news broadcasts do not play into the hands of the enemy. Maybe they can call it the MinistryDepartment of Truth or something.

    Sheesh.

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted September 9, 2005 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    When they’re going to stop pretending, you mean?

  3. Posted September 9, 2005 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Well, hell, once again, reality outpaces me: Washington Post has an article today about the US 4th Circuit Court ruling that the Bush Administration has the right to detain US Citizens indefinately in the absence of criminal charges during anything the Administration calls wartime, which the Administration itself admits may last indefinately: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/09/AR2005090900772.html

  4. kev
    Posted September 13, 2005 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Wasn’t there a place that used to have this kind of march in some square of the red persuasion? They had rockets and tanks and stuff, though.

    At least freedom is sterile.