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Tuesday, August 19, 2003  

Are you ready for something really cynical? The President is planning to play politics with terrorism.

The Bush administration, under increasing criticism over its terrorism policies, is beginning an unusual counteroffensive this week in an effort to shore up support for the prized legislation that grew out of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The pitchman for the campaign-style initiative is Attorney General John Ashcroft, a politically divisive figure who plans to deliver more than a dozen speeches around the country beginning on Tuesday in defense of the administration's terrorism efforts.

The campaign will take Mr. Ashcroft to states that are considered central to Mr. Bush's 2004 re-election effort and where some political strategists say the administration's tough antiterrorism tactics play well....

"The administration realizes that Ashcroft is a bit of a lightning rod," said a prominent Republican consultant. "He has his down sides, but not in the realm of prosecuting terrorism and protecting national security. He works well in that area."

further evidence to those of us who allege that the President uses fear and terrorism to fuel his political machine.

posted by Jeff | 2:50 PM |
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