Originally Posted by rokerexile
Losing it big time in my view. If I was a relative of one of the people who died in the twin towers I would be outraged by this blatant piece of politicking. I was a big fan but his behaviour over this, admittedly tragic, event has been nowhere near the level of statesmanship required of an American President and he has gone down a long way in my estimation.
Did you actually read the quote?
Anyone who gets offended by it is clearly a moron.
He was only comparing it to September the 11th as in the way it will change Americans views about a certain thing.
Did the views of many Americans change with regards to foreign policy after September the 11th? Yes.
Could this change the views of many Americans with regards to the environment? Quite possibly.
He was not saying it was as bad as September 11th, or as important, or whatever.