Kerry blames 9/11
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Sen. John Kerry this week blamed his defeat in last years presidential election on the publics continued unease following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Kerry said on NBCs Meet the Press that he might have cleared the 9/11 hurdle if a videotaped message from Osama bin Laden had not surfaced the weekend before Election Day. In the tape, bin Laden warned Americans to abandon the war on terrorism or face more attacks on U.S. soil. Kerry said the last-minute reminder jolted voters already wary of switching leaders in wartime. Financier George Soros, who spent millions trying to unseat President Bush, suggested another reason for Bushs victory. Kerry did not offer a credible and coherent alternative, Soros said.