Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Chance For The Family To Be All They Can Be

The Army shot down a developer’s proposal Tuesday to build a military theme park on a Virginia Army base. Universal City Property Management, the Florida based developer, wanted to erect a theme park at Fort Belvoir, a few miles from the nation’s capital. The proposed theme park would offer such attractions as a chance to "command the latest M-1 tank" and to "feel the rush of a paratrooper free fall." The Army has since rejected the idea of a park that would "put you in an interactive world where you’ll feel firsthand what it’s like to defend American freedom." (as the developer put it) because they feel war is a serious engagement and should not be trivialized. Personally, I was hoping to take a turn on the IED ride where I could watch my partner blown to bits by a roadside bomb and then taste test a some of Iraq's finest and freshest nerve gases and blistering agents. And if we have time I'd really love to try my hand at "Be A Field Surgeon Without Training Or Supplies Challenge", I've heard nothing but rave reviews of about the incredible realism. War is Hell people ... why would anyone want to glorify it?


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