- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
9-11 belongs to everyone
The Greenville (S.C.) News
President Bush is not exploiting the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on this nation by including appropriately solemn images from Ground Zero in his re-election commercials. Charges that he is exploiting the tragedy for political gain are opportunistic.
President Bush will be judged by voters on many issues in the coming election. How he has led this nation through the shock and horror of 9-11 and what he has done to prevent more terrorist attacks will be two of the key issues.
Bush's opponents last week rushed to condemn the TV ads. Some family members of the 9-11 victims harshly criticized the president, as did a firefighters union that last year endorsed Democratic candidate John Kerry.
Sept. 11 belongs to this nation. As former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said in a ... television interview, no one owns Sept. 11, not even the families of the victims. ...
Other wartime presidents have used campaign material to remind the American people of the need to stay the course during turbulent times.