It was bad enough that the Bush administration exploited the first anniversary of 9/11 to sell us the Iraq war.
Now Republican strategists are announcing in advance that a primary element of their campaign strategy will be to exploit the second anniversary. They should be ashamed of themselves -- very deeply ashamed -- for exploiting the memory of the dead.
But they're not.
In fact, judging from their willingness to explain the strategy in advance, they expect not only our acquiescence, but our approval:
President Bush's advisers have drafted a re-election strategy built around staging the latest nominating convention in the party's history, allowing Bush to begin his formal campaign near the third anniversary of Sept. 11 and to enhance his fund-raising advantage, according to Republicans close to the White House.