Monday, March 15, 2004

9/11 families make their voices heard

Some families of September 11 victims are objecting to Bush-Cheney 2004 ads that use images from the attacks in New York City.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- This week, a new pressure group demonstrated its clout -- and got the White House to change its position.

That's a pretty impressive political Play of the Week.

Last week, some family members of victims from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks expressed anger over the president's use of 9/11 footage in a campaign ad.

"We're saying, find some other way to run a campaign without stepping on the bodies of our dead," said Rita Lasar, who lost her brother in the terrorist attacks.

Here's the full article.....

On Monday, the Family Steering Committee issued a statement saying, "This administration has not fully cooperated with the 9/11 commission. ... President Bush opposed the creation of the 9/11 commission and his administration has set up roadblocks that have inhibited the commission's progress.''


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