Blogwatch: Aug. 22, 2005

Conservative bloggers saluted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week after he announced plans for a "Freedom Walk" on Sept. 11 to honor U.S. troops and veterans as well as victims of the attacks. As postings on the right-wing FREE REPUBLIC debated using bullhorns to silence "protestors wearing peace signs and rainbows," lefty blogs questioned how the Pentagon could stage a show of support for the Iraqi war on the fourth anniversary of Sept. 11. With a Clint Black concert set as the event's grand finale on the Washington Mall, BUZZMACHINE asked, "What's next: line-dancing on the graves?"

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