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Former US presidential candidate releases cartoon video of 9/11

Mike Huckabee wants to educate American children about the country’s history but he’s been accused of cashing in.

A cartoon version of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.
A cartoon version of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.
Image: Screengrab via YouTube.

A FORMER US presidential candidate has been accused of cashing in on the 9/11 terrorist attacks by producing an educational cartoon of the attacks for children.

As part of a series called Learn Our History the former Arkansas governor and baptist minister Mike Huckabee is aiming to teach children about important historical events with a DVD about the attacks retailing at $9.95.

A trailer for it appears on YouTube (see below) in which the moments before and after the attack on New York’s World Trade Center are depicted over dramatic music followed by a cartoon version of Osama bin Laden shouting: “Death to Americans” and the US president George W Bush giving his famous speech on top of the wreckage of the Twin Towers.

An ad for the DVD reads: ”Parents, your kids need to see the Learn our History DVD, 9/11 and the War on Terror. They’ll join the TimeCycle Academy as they go back in time to explore the tragic events of 9/11, and how Americans came together like never before as we prepared to fight the War on Terror.

“This special introductory episode teachers your kid valuable concepts including helping others, being heroic, protecting American, and standing up to evil!!”

Check it out:

However this isn’t going down well with families of 9/11 victims ahead of the tenth anniversary of the attacks next month. A retired New York city fire chief whose son died in the attack was among those to condemn the video.

Jim Richards told MSNBC: “It should be done by educators and child psychologists, not politicians. The timing is right before 9/11, he’s trying to puncutuate it. He’s going to get money out of this… some people have no shame at all.”

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