Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Rusmfeld “misspeaks” about Flight 93….


Apparently Donald Rumsfeld told troops in Baghdad that Flight 93, the “let’s roll” flight where the passengers supposedly took over and crashed the plane, actually got shot down by the military. Faster than you can say “exploding myth,” the administration claimed ol’ Rummy didn’t say what he said.

Quite frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the government DID shoot down the plane, and I wouldn’t hold it against them. They already had three planes embedded in national monuments, and the fourth was probably headed for the White House or somewhere else equally critical. The people on that plane were doomed one way or the other. But making up, or at least perpetuating, the myth that they took over the plane and sacrificed themselves, however noble and inspiring, may not be the truth.

Then again, maybe Rumsfeld has completely lost his grip on reality, and is talking a bunch of hooey. That’s much better. 🙂

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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