Cheney defenders argue that, above all else, this November's presidential election is about who will make Americans more secure, and that Cheney said bluntly what both presidential candidates have been hinting at all along.
Tune in to hear a discussion on how the spectre of 9/11 is shaping modern American politics.
Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute fellow
Christopher Hedges, New York Times reporter
David Rivkin, National Review Online columnist
Carroll Doherty, associate director, Pew Research Center
This program aired on September 10, 2004.