October 22, 2012

Shadow of 9/11 Towers over U.S. Election

Edward Luce, Financial Times

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Neither candidate will get caught on camera saying anything positive about Mr Bush. Yet neither seems willing or able to transcend the world he left behind.

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TAGGED: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012, United States, 9/11


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