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Mohammed Horton?

I thought the furor over Bush's first ad was ridiculous. Given the frequency with which its critics tossed around the words "corpse" and "body", one might expect a Sam Peckinpah movie rather than the muted, split-screen, split-second image of a flag-draped stretcher.

This is even more absurd. The "terrorist" in this ad isn't even of Arab extraction, and yet we're led to believe its intent is to exploit and fan the flames of anti-Arab hatred. Mohammed Horton? Give me a break. At least Willie Horton was actually black!

I would say that the only acceptable way to portray a "terrorist" would have been to use a Swede.