The questionable use of 9/11 images in Bush’s TV ads:
Was 9/11 luck or Bush’s No Fault Government?

Nipawin - Thursday - March 4, 2004 - by: Mario deSantis

"That's some bad pilot"

President Bush, 15 minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 at 8:45 am


  Yesterday, March 4, there has been a lot of commotion on the appropriateness for President George Bush to use the images of the 9/11 tragedy for his re-election commercials. I don’t take sides on Bush’s righteousness in exploiting a human tragedy for his privatised interests. However, I want to point out that President Bush has been doing the utmost to keep the truth of the 9/11 tragedy out of public knowledge, and specifically he has refused to testify in open session before the 9/11 commission.


  Mindy Kleinberg has lost her husband in the 9/11 tragedy and testifying before the 9/11 commission she questions if the 9/11 tragedy was either luck or no fault government:


"Is it luck that aberrant stock trades were not monitored? Is it luck when 15 visas are awarded based on incomplete forms? Is it luck when Airline Security screenings allow hijackers to board planes with box cutters and pepper spray? Is it luck when Emergency FAA and NORAD protocols are not followed? Is it luck when a national emergency is not reported to top government officials on a timely basis? To me luck is something that happens once. When you have this repeated pattern of broken protocols, broken laws, broken communication, one cannot still call it luck. If at some point we don't look to hold the individuals accountable for not doing their jobs properly then how can we ever expect for terrorists not to get lucky again?"
  Again, I am not taking side on Bush’s appropriateness to use the 9/11 tragedy for his re-electioneering commercials but I am concerned that terrorists could get lucky again with continued no fault government.

Mario deSantis


  Pertinent articles published in Ensign
  Bowles, William 9/11: "That's some bad pilot" September 20, 2003
  Haberman, Maggie and Thomas M. DeFrank Furor Over Bush's 9/11 Ad March 4, 2004 New York Daily News,
  Sheehy, Gail The Truth Seekers: Troubled by inconsistencies in the government's accounts, four widows try to find what really led up to 9-11 September 11, 2003 Weekly Planet,
  Kleinberg, Mindy First public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States March 31, 2003
  Kleinberg, Mindy, Statement of Mindy Kleinberge to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, March 31, 2003 as reported on the website The Active Opposition


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