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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Shut Your Pie Hole II

Acting out of desperation, "Little Boots" Bush has again resorted to justifying the "wreck in Iraq" by linking it to the bombings of 9/11. Mimicking a mantra from the eras of McCarthyism and the Vietnam War, Bush stated that "if we do not confront these evil men abroad, we will have to face them one day in our own cities and streets."

Bush's subtle ressurection of the "imminent threat" rationale comes, not suprisingly, at the same time he is attempting to salvage the integrity of his 9/11 country music fest better know as "Freedom Walk." The event came under great scrutiny when its major advertiser, The Washington Post, dropped out because "Freedom Walk" had become too politicized and that the event "ties the attack on Sept. 11 to the Iraq war, and of course, The Post's reporters have proven . . . there is no connection between the two, that that link is false."

Nevertheless, it's obvious that Bush is pushing for other major sponsors to support his self-congratulatory festival. The Peach hopes that other media outlets will just say no to promoting such jingoistic tripe as Clint Black's "I Raq and Roll" and instead maintain a somber rememberance of the victims of 9/11, without the political tie-ins.


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