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September 28, 2005



The International "Freedom" Center will not be.  Good job, Robert.  Thank you, Governor.

Like I said, toast.

September 26, 2005

Hillary Triangulates

Malbug_13... and smartly so, on the International Freedom Center.

This thing is toast.

September 23, 2005

Classic Doublespeak

Malbug_13Let me see if I can wrap my brain around this:

A Sept. 11 memorial that is limited to commemorating the events of that terrible, historic day somehow wouldn't "stand the test of time."

Pop Quiz: Do you remember December 7, 1941?  I rest my case.

Meanwhile, Newsday's poll at that same link on the "International Freedom Center" is running about 98 percent against the PC ideologues.  [Hat tip: Robert]

August 21, 2005

"Ground Zero Is No Place for Politics"


Count me among those who think that the whole idea behind the "International Freedom Center" is, well, misguided PC crap.

LimeShurbet sent me the link to the "Take Back the Memorial" blog, which I am sure will become my new front-row seat as the IFC is, hopefully, put out to pasture.

August 17, 2005

Firefighters Pour Cold Water on Freedom Center


The Uniformed Firefighters Association has turned thumbs down to plans for an "International Freedom Center" at ground zero in Lower Manhattan, proving that union membership is not always synonymous with leftist groupthink.

John Whitehead is a good man, and I take him at his word when he says that the Memorial Foundation will need to work with family members to produce specific plans for the site that are "consistent with [the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.'s] objectives for that space."  But I sincerely hope that those objectives do not include self-flagellation.

Anyone who wants to put on the hair shirt has plenty of places to go, such as the Holocaust Museum or the Museum of the American Indian, among many others.

Something in the mold of the Freedom Center is entirely appropriate, as is hard self-introspection about man's inhumanity to man, wherever it may occur.  But it should be somewhere other than the hallowed ground of the fallen towers.