October 17, 2004: New York Times, three other US dailies endorse Kerry for president (AFP)

  • The US Justice Department has not produced any successful terrorism prosecution and has "squandered much of the trust and patience the American people gave so freely in 2001."
  • Bush’s rationale for the war on Iraq has been "debunked," but "none of the president’s chief advisers have ever been held accountable for their misrepresentations to the American people or for their mismanagement of the war that followed," the Times charged.