September 9, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Learning from our Russian "soulmates" and Chinese creditors

When I was a kid, the sort of state-organized, Party-promoting glory and propaganda parade scheduled for September 11 and described in this Washington Post report was a halmark of Communist totalitarians. When Bush looked into KGBnik Putin's eyes and said he found a soulmate, I guess he wasn't kidding:

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.

What's unusual for an event on the Mall is the combination of fences, required preregistration and the threat of arrest.

Happy September 11, folks. Remember: If we become Soviet, then the Islamic Fundamentalists will have lost!

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