Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Victory for Take Back the Memorial

Today the Washington Post carried an article stating that the International Freedom Center would no longer be permitted to construct their anti-American project at Ground Zero due to pressure from September 11, 2001 families. He also admitted it was too controversial.
The campaign by Sept. 11 families to oust the freedom center had grown to include four police and fire unions, an online petition with more than 40,000 signatures, and several politicians including Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"Goodbye and good riddance," said Rep. Vito Fossella, one of three congressmen who had threatened hearings on federal funding if the freedom center stayed where it was. "The IFC will not stand on the hallowed grounds of the World Trade Center site."
When Governor Pataki offered to find another place for the Freedom Center, they turned him down. They declared the plans dead if they could not put it on Ground Zero.

Was it really about having a museum at all? Was it about making sure that America knows she is a terrible country? You can answer this question for yourself.