Photography Life magazine have published a book to commemorate 9/11. The introduction has been written my George W. Bush. For a start I'm not sure if he wrote it. It's possible -- after all we aren't sure actually how intelligent he is. The problem is it sounds like one of his speaches we we know aren't all written by him. Yes, he would have sanctioned it, but a greater man would surely have written about how he felt the day it happened, or talked about it touched him on a personal level. Instead, again, he takes the opportunity to bang on about the fight against global terrorism and getting his fellow citizens to rise up and make his country great again:
"Many nations and many families have lived in the shadow of terrorism for decades—enduring years of mindless, merciless killing. September 11 was not the beginning of global terror, but it was the beginning of the world's concerted response. History will remember that day not only as a day of tragedy but as a day of decision—when the civilized world was stirred to anger and to action. And the terrorists will remember September 11 as the day their reckoning began."
Noble causes. But can I just say, and I've wanted to say this every time he's made an address ... WE KNOW! You can keep banging on about it all you want, but it's not going to suddenly drop from the news agenda. You would think there wasn't anything else going on in the world that needed fixing. What about the environment, poverty, human rights abuses? You've got everyone's attention why not take a crack at those as well?

The Iraqi issue has been knocking around for a few years now, so why is it suddenly being pounded at? Do you know something we don't? As I've mentioned previously, if you know there is an immediate threat it would be nice to be able to plan ahead. Or are we just trying to look like we're doing something, the way people in office jobs do when they've finish the project they've been on and want to keep it ticking over until home time.

The photographs on the site are all worth looking at, especially no 9. The photographer had been photographing the big apple in early September ... after the 11th he was desperate for film during an aerial shhot of ground zero and used whatever he could find. This was the result. Co-incidence?

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