September 30, 2002

Breslin: Bush Sets Up New York for Slaughter

In a Newsday column, Jimmy Breslin says the Bush administration is not concerned about how its acts of aggression in other countries heighten the risk that New York will be a target for terrorists because, "New York is a place filled with Jews and blacks and islanders and the government in Washington doesn't care for any of them or what happens to them."

New York doesn't vote right. It's a write-off for Bush. Why should he care? But it's the one place that is the big symbol for terrorists to blow up, the place they will die for. "And nobody says anything about it anywhere," says Breslin. "So yesterday New York sat in silence, and here was the government in Washington out actively promoting our chances to get blown up."

-- By David Cogswell

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