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Elise Cooper writes at the American Thinker that Obama's appearance at Ground Zero is invitation only. Did you read that? Not all 9/11 Families are invited.
Today President Obama is traveling to Ground Zero to commemorate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. What is President Obama's purpose in going to Ground Zero if he could not be bothered to meet or invite all the 9/11 families who lost loved ones there? Many families are devastated and saddened about being left out and do not understand why that occurred. I was at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2009 and can emphatically state that not one family member is ever denied access to that sacred area. Numbers or space is not an excuse for turning away family members that have sacrificed and endured the loss of their loved ones this past ten years.
The Obama representative responded that "In consultation with the National 9/11 Memorial staff, we invited a group of 9/11 family members who we believe represents a cross section of family members from various 9/11 organizations. The President looks forward to spending time visiting with the families of those who were tragically killed on 9/11." Well, Mr. President, not all the families just the ones handpicked. At least the family members should be allowed to come to Ground Zero to be recognized, especially if the President is going to say a few words.
...Debra Burlingame who lost her brother, the pilot of Flight77, was invited to a separate Pentagon ceremony but declined to go since she sees this as "all about photographs. Our presence there is just a prop. If they really wanted to do something for the families they would make sure they were respectful to ALL the families." Another family member said she did not think she was invited because she was "not part of the ‘in crowd.'" Gary and Judy Reiss are extremely upset that they were never notified. They are dumbfounded over how the choices were made and feel that "it is a horrific slap in the face that every family member who lost a loved was invited. I am livid over this."
Darleen Click at protein wisdom writes not just of another family, but how some in President George W. Bush's staff saw right through Obama's invitation to appear with him.This outrage is more of the Obama Regime doing what Anita "I Love Mao" Dunn illustrated in the video below: control the message.
I'm sure the Regime did not want any 9/11 family members angry about the Regime support for the Victory Mosque, or refusing to release the dead bin Laden photos, to confront "That One" in this shameful use of sacred ground for his 2012 re-election campaign.