Nine years on, say a prayer with us. For the honored dead, and for the survivors.
President Obama recently made news by announcing that the building of a mosque on private property in lower Manhattan is an exercise in freedom of religion. Apparently the fact that the private property is within only about 600 feet of 9/11’s Ground Zero took a while to enter the President’s consciousness, because it took him a day to walk back his remarks somewhat. If he’d thought of it sooner, he might not have generated such a backlash that even New York Democrats have clammed right up when asked for reaction, and his own administration has disavowed his remarks. Through it all, the President keeps missing why this controversy isn’t dying down.