Mike Huckabee is selling a cartoon about 9/11. You read that correctly.
The former Arkansas governor and current Fox News personality is one of the people behind Learn Our History, a company that makes education videos about U.S. history for children.
The company’s early offerings include Origins of World War II and The Reagan Revolution, neither of which garnered much media attention. The latest video, however, isn’t likely to go unnoticed, especially with the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks just around the corner.
Already, critics have blasted Huckabee for looking to make money from the video, which retails for $9.95 plus shipping and handling. (At least he learned from Rudy Giuliani’s mistake, and steered clear of a $9.11 price tag.)
“The timing is right before 9/11, he's trying to punctuate it. He's going to get money out of this ... some people have no shame at all,” retired NYC fire chief Jim Richards told MSNBC, deeming the profits “blood money.”
A promotional clip (posted below) for 9/11 and the War On Terror begins with a cartoon jet nearing impact with one of the Twin Towers before cutting to a child looking up and yelling “No.” A second child then asks, “Who would do something like this?”
The clip goes on to discuss Osama Bin Laden, the emergency response in NYC and the War on Terror, and ends with George W. Bush delivering his iconic “I can hear you” remarks at Ground Zero.
“In this important film, the time traveling teenagers learn about America’s heroic response to the tragic events of 9/11,” the company says on its website, which features a pop-up video of Huckabee. “They strive to understand why Al-Qaida attacked us and how the ongoing War on Terror protects Americans at home and American ideals abroad.”
(Oh yeah, we forgot to mention: The main characters in the series travel back in time to relive historical moments.)
The company vows that the videos in its TimeCycle Academy series remain “true to the facts and free from distorted messages that dilute the significance of our nation's most important stories.“
As promised, here’s the promo: