Wednesday, March 03, 2004
I'm having trouble expressing how disgusted I am at this.
There you have it. 9/11 is an important part of Bush's record. Let's run with it.
posted by lazarus |
AP Wire | 03/03/2004 | Bush Ads Use World Trade Center Imagery:
WASHINGTON - With a huge $10.5 million downpayment, President Bush's re-election committee rolled out its first campaign commercials on Wednesday, using images of the destroyed World Trade Center to claim "steady leadership in times of change."
"What sees us through tough times? Freedom, faith, families, and sacrifice," says one commercial, as clips roll of the Sept. 11, 2001, wreckage, a flag being raised, children saying the Pledge of Allegiance, parishioners at a church, parents with a new baby and firefighters appear.
The campaign had said it would not use Sept. 11, 2001, for political reasons, yet footage from the aftermath of the terrorists attacks is shown in the ads.
Campaign manager Ken Mehlman said the day was a defining moment that led to Bush's accomplishments, including passage of the Patriot Act and the war in Afghanistan that eliminated the Taliban rule. "These are important parts of this administration's record," he said.