In case you were wondering who selected the 50 911 families that would meet with Obama at Ground Zero earlier today, it was the obscenely overpaid bureaucrats of the 911 Memorial and Museum. Yes, the same folks putting the human remains behind a wall as a museum exhibit and charging admission for it, no less. How the hell did those creeps get so powerful?
I understand a number of 911 families declined the invite. As did George W. Bush. Thank G-d he did not allow himslf to be ill-used by this opportunist. After the leftist lying lemmings brutally maligned and tarred and feathered that man, there is no way he should have stood with that fraud.
Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles "Chic" Burlingame (pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon) met with President Obama today, along with other families who were victims of 9/11. Burlingame said she confronted Obama about Attorney General Eric Holder prosecuting the men who interrogated KSM, which may have produced intelligence leading us to bin Laden.
Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: "As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, 'No, I can't.' But I said 'we -- that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.' And he said 'no I won't,' and he turned around and walked away."
UPDATE: Beamer declined his invite. His appearance on FOX is incredible:
UPDATE: Here's another 911 family member who declined. A good number of families declined the Obama photo-op.