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Bush’s ads appalling

It is utterly appalling that George Bush has the audacity to use images from 9-11 in his campaign ads. As the AP reported on Jan. 23, 2003, President Bush said, “I have no ambition whatsoever to use this as a political issue.”

He indeed is playing politics with national security. Many of the victims’ family members are upset that Bush still refuses to meet with the whole 9-11 security commission, which was set up to determine what went wrong in the lead up to those attacks. His use of the images of victims’ bodies being dredged from the depths of ground zero is a slap in their faces.

By exploiting our national tragedy for political gain, Bush arrogantly sets out to cheapen everything that has happened around 9-11, from the loss of thousands of lives on that day to the turmoil at home and around the world following in its wake.

A far better use of his campaign time would be to finally answer the questions he’s left unanswered. The money, reparations to countries we have decimated rather than into the pockets of special interests, or to the Iraqi and Afghani orphans of his bloody wars.

Eleanore MacDonald

Penn Valley

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