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Saturday, March 06, 2004
There's nothing new about Bush politicizing "September 11"
In a press release issued yesterday, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows says the Bush campaign is "politicizing... this national tragedy."
With all due respect, the Bush Administration been "politicizing" the events of September 11, 2001 since September 11, 2001. The "war on terror" is a political project with ostensible goals that are unobtainable, much like the "war on drugs." But because of the very real attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration has been able to act as if it is a "war" in the traditional sense and argue that Bush's actions in this regard are a primary reason for electing him once again. Bush turned the attacks into politics a long time ago. Critiquing merely the latest manifestation of this doesn't make much sense.
I love how Glenn Reynolds (correctly) thinks it is appropriate to critique the comments of people who lost a loved one in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks but he will accept idiocy from the parent of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that Reynolds agrees with the latter's positions, but not the former's, now could it?