TITLE

Why 9/11 Belongs in the Campaign

AUTHOR(S)
Krauthammer, Charles
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Time;3/15/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 11, p100
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article argues that president George W. Bush is justified in using the September 11, 2001 attacks for his re-election campaign. The Bush re-election campaign apparently thought it was going" positive" with its first advertisement, highlighting the President's post-9/11 leadership. But the reaction from some families of 9/11 victims has been decidedly negative and very public. The families have suffered. They deserve compassion and respect. But they do not own 9/11. This was not a house fire. This was nota train wreck. This was an act of war. And war is a national event. Sept. 11, its aftermath and the response--the War on Terror, the Bush doctrine of going after states and not just terrorists, and the implementation of that doctrine in both Afghanistan and Iraq--are central to deciding the fitness of George W. Bush to continue in office.
ACCESSION #
12455335

 

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