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Friday, September 05, 2008

Republican convention features ominous 9/11 ‘tribute’

Notably absent from the video is President Bush, who aside from addressing the convention via satellite Tuesday was largely unmentioned during the proceedings. The video did feature an image of Giuliani and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at Ground Zero.

Television anchors and commentators were shocked by the brazen use of the attacks as political argument
Republicans are fond of speaking of “Islamic terrorism” as a unified threat, and right-wing media have attempted to conflate links between Osama bin Laden, a Sunni Muslim, and the Shiite-controlled Iranian regime. As of last year, Iranian citizens overwhelmingly rejected bin Laden.

Perhaps we should cut them some slack, though. The party’s nominee
has some trouble keeping the differences between Sunnis and Shiites straight.


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