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Memorial Taken Back - IFC Museum Out Of 9/11 Site

Thank you Debra Burlingame, and everyone else at Take Back The Memorial who worked so hard to keep the focus of the memorials at ground zero on the victims of 9/11.

NEW YORK (AP) - Bowing to pressure from furious Sept. 11 families, Gov. George Pataki on Wednesday removed a proposed freedom museum from the space reserved for it at ground zero, saying the project had aroused "too much opposition, too much controversy."

...The decision followed months of acrimony over the International Freedom Center, with Sept. 11 families and politicians saying that the museum would overshadow and take space from a separate memorial devoted to the 2,749 World Trade Center dead and would dishonor them by fostering debate about the attacks and other world events.

"Freedom should unify us. This center has not," Pataki said. "Today there remains too much opposition, too much controversy over the programming of the IFC. ... We must move forward with our first priority, the creation of an inspiring memorial to pay tribute to our lost loved ones and tell their stories to the world."

Pataki said the Freedom Center cannot be part of a cultural building located near the proposed trade center memorial. But he left open the possibility that the center could find a home elsewhere on the 16-acre site.

Freedom Center officials, however, said in a statement that they do not believe there is a viable alternative location at the trade center site

All it was ever about for the IFC crew was ramming their world view down the throats of unsuspecting ground zero visitors. If they're not front and center they're not interested.

If the IFC was in such demand they'd be looking to build it somewhere else. They're not...


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Comments (24)

Wow...... (Below threshold)
Justin:

Wow...

The left's strategy is ofte... (Below threshold)
Socratease:

The left's strategy is often to hijack moral authority they have no right to. Do you think gays really want to join in holy matrimony or be good Boy Scouts? Not really, it's more about arrogating the stature of these institutions -- stature that had been earned by others over generations. Same with the IFC, which wanted to advocate its multiculturalist agenda from the moral high ground of Ground Zero without the price paid by the victims who hallowed that place.

Thank you, Mr. Governor. No... (Below threshold)
smitty:

Thank you, Mr. Governor. Now let's sit back and enjoy the wailing and gnashing of teeth over at the NY Times and Village Voice.

Hallelujah! I feared the pu... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

Hallelujah! I feared the public antagonism would have gone for naught. Democracy in action - what a pleasant surprise. G. Soros, M. Posner, A. Romero, and company get kicked to the curb... again.

Debra Burlingame and Take Back The Memorial should erect their own plaque as a tribute to their diligence (a public service) and to document further the concerted disingenuous efforts by those who really did not want to memorialize America's loss but did want to further a self-flagellating sideshow. Clearly, the IFC would not stand on its own and hijacking the WTC rebuild was the only way such a debacle would attract traffic or glance. Now, they will get neither. Hurrah!

How about we add to Saul Al... (Below threshold)

How about we add to Saul Alinsky's tombstone an inscription in tribute to John Davison Rockefeller :)

Note that the AP article ha... (Below threshold)
mph:

Note that the AP article had not one word on why the IFC was so objectionable.

I can't help but compare De... (Below threshold)
Whippet:

I can't help but compare Debra Burlingame and Cindy Sheehan in the manner in which they have supported their lost family members.

One has immersed herself in the quiet work of fighting an injustice to all those murdered in New York, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania.

The other has aligned herself with people of the same ideology that Debra Burlingame is fighting against.

Cindy Sheehan is a puppet of the left and is making a fool of herself and dishonoring her son and all the other heroes in our military who fight for our freedoms while Debra Burlingame is honoring all those who were murdered.

What a contrast.

Good news.... (Below threshold)

Good news.

Thank goodness that common ... (Below threshold)
tongancat:

Thank goodness that common sense has prevailed! Now, let's make sure they don't ruin the flight 93 memorial as well.

The AP won't report the negative facts about the IFC because that would prevent them from screaming about 'neocon censorship' in the near future! ha ha ha

WoW!Now we must do... (Below threshold)

WoW!

Now we must do the dance of joy.

Man, it was like pulling teeth to get them to listen. Oi.

For some reason all I can h... (Below threshold)
epador:

For some reason all I can hear is Richie Havens voice singing "Freedom, Freedom..."

Sounds like democracy and freedom can still prevail at times. What a concept!

I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THE C... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST. I KNEW THAT THE FAR-RIGHT DESPISED MUSEUMS (REMEMBER IRAQ'S IRREPLACEABLE ARTIFACTS?) AND OTHER INFORMATION OUTLETS (NYT OR CBS NEWS, ANYONE?), BUT I WOULD NEVER DREAM THAT YOU FOLKS WOULD BE VIRTUALLY HIGH-FIVING EACH OTHER ON THIS BLOG AFTER LITERALLY STOMPING OUT FREEDOM.

FREEDOM DIED YESTERDAY - IT WAS MERCILESSLY BLUDGEONED INTO OBLIVION BY THAT SWISHY BLUNT OBJECT, PATAKI. IT SEEMS DOUBLY CRUEL AND IRONIC THAT THIS ASSASINATION OF FREEDOM HAS OCCURED EXACTLY AT 9/11'S GROUND ZERO.

FOR SHAME.

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OHB

o.h.bush@gmail.com

I don't get over here that ... (Below threshold)

I don't get over here that often, but is O.B.'s diatribe typical of the reaction from the left you get? My, my, my, I'm impressed. That someone could wedge so much hyperbole, so many straw men and non sequiturs, all into such a short post, apparently without even stopping to breathe, is truly... well, the mind boggles.

As an aside to Ollie, you might want to try switching to decaf. Some of it's quite good these days.

Reading o.b.'s other commen... (Below threshold)
meep:

Reading o.b.'s other comments, I believe it's some kind of satire.

I wouldn't be quite sure, because I never visit Kos Kountry or Democratic Underground. Maybe an inmate has been set loose.

So the left wont get their ... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

So the left wont get their way and thats becuase those who lost relitives in the 9-11 attack spoke uo and said NO too bad ANSWER but you might as well go back to the house of weirdos where you belong

O.B. build the museum if yo... (Below threshold)
a. moral:

O.B. build the museum if you like. Just not on my brother's grave. Thanks for being such a class act (dripping w/sarcasm).

SO IT IS ONLY THE RELATIVES... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

SO IT IS ONLY THE RELATIVES OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE ACCIDENT AT THE WTC ON 9/11 WHO'S OPINIONS MATTER? DID GORGEOUS GEORGE PATAKI ASK MOHAMMED ATTA'S DAD IF HE WANTED THE IFC ON THAT SITE? DON'T BOTHER REPLYING. I ALREADY KNOW THE RACIST ANSWER. WHAT DISAPPOINTS ME THE MOST THOUGH IS MRS. CLINTON'S CAVING IN TO RIGHT-WING PRESSURE AND TAKING THE COWARD'S WAY OUT ON THIS ISSUE. WAS SHE BRIBED, DRUGGED, BRAINWASHED? LIKE IN THAT DOCUMENTARY FILM FROM THE SEVENTIES - A CLOCKWORK ORANGE?

AFTER THIS IFC QUAGMIRE, MY CONSCIENCE, SADLY WILL NOT PERMIT ME TO VOTE FOR SENATOR CLINTON. I SURE HOPE DENNIS KUCINICH RUNS AGAIN IN '08. IF NOT, I AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF INTELLIGENT PROGRESSIVES WILL BE FORCED TO FIND REFUGE IN CANADA. FOR REAL THIS TIME, I'M NOT JOKING AROUND.


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OHB

o.h.bush@gmail.com

For the first and probably ... (Below threshold)
Matt:

For the first and probably last time ever, I'm glad Pataki plans on running for President. I doubt he'd ever have stepped up here otherwise.

please allow me to pay for ... (Below threshold)
cfomahm:

please allow me to pay for your ticket

OK, now I *KNOW* OB has to ... (Below threshold)

OK, now I *KNOW* OB has to be a satire troll. No one could be that dim and actually string together a sentence.

I agree with Brian B. Okay... (Below threshold)
a. moral:

I agree with Brian B. Okay OB, you have had your fun - move on.

OHB: You crack me up, dude!... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

OHB: You crack me up, dude! Thanks for the laughs!

This is really good news.

This is such good news! <br... (Below threshold)
ahriman:

This is such good news!
To the good people who fought this appalling insult to those murdered in New York: Thank you!

I very much enjoyed Socrate... (Below threshold)

I very much enjoyed Socratease's comment at the outset, and Whippet's observed comparison, but someone has clearly eaten two whole bowls of Fruit Loops, ACCIDENT ?? It was hardly an accident that the planes hit the towers, it was an on-purpose.




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