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No Room [Sep. 11th, 2011|01:38 pm]
Tony Grist
Apparently there's no room at the Ground Zero memorial ceremony for the first responders- meaning the fire fighters and other public servants who were there on the day.  If there's no room for them you've got to wonder who there is room for.

I was just watching live coverage of Presidents Obama and Bush and their wives moving round the site. There seemed to be plenty of empty space where they were.

Dennis Smith- author of A Decade of Hope- was being interviewd for the BBC near the firefighter's memorial in NYC. He said the firefighters would rise above the insult- but he made it perfectly clear he thinks it is an insult. 

[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2011-09-11 01:56 pm (UTC)
Plenty of room for victims and politicians, no room for heroes. Makes perfect sense to me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-09-11 04:25 pm (UTC)
I've no problem with the victims being there, but as for the politicians- I don't see there's any need for anyone apart from the President and the Mayor of New York.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2011-09-11 05:19 pm (UTC)
I have no problem with the victims and families of victims being there, but I have a little trouble with the message sent by excluding the heroes.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-09-11 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand it. My understanding is the fire fighters are widely revered. To keep them away from the ceremony seems not only crass but politically stupid.
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[User Picture]From: calizen
2011-09-11 10:19 pm (UTC)
It is rather stupid, isn't it? I wonder who the idiot was who thought this one up.
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