9/11 Ad Controversy: Ridiculous

It is sad that the time of day was even given to those (yes, even victim family members) who protested the use of 9/11 imagery in President Bush’s reelection ads. This was a defining event not only of our time but also of his career resume. If John Kerry were to use images from Vietnam to highlight his resume it would be appropriate despite the pain of the era. He could even use 9/11 imagery to criticize Bush’s Presidential performance if he so chose. Images of suffering, or of poverty, or of war are the issues over which a campaign is fought. While a specific image may be a matter of taste or abuse given its context, there is no reason to question the general use of imagery from those painful issues around which an election will center.

Posted by at March 7, 2004 9:50 AM