"It's about the veterans, the issues, and our country," said Artie Muller, a Vietnam War veteran and Rolling Thunder's national executive director. "It's about those soldiers who are in the hospital, and who have lost a leg or an arm. Somebody has to speak up for them. If we don't keep the pressure on, we will lose in the long run."
For all the smokin' hullabaloo, Mr. Muller says tomorrow's ride is also a political demonstration.