The hysterical moonbats won one:
Governor George Pataki said today he will direct development officials to drop plans for a museum of freedom at the World Trade Center site, saying it has stirred “too much opposition, too much controversy.”
The International Freedom Center would have been put in a cultural center adjacent to a memorial for the Sept. 11 victims, and was part of the master plan for redeveloping the devastated 16-acre site of the nation’s worst terrorist attack.
In the last several months, some victims’ families, groups of firefighters and police officers and public officials said the center, which would feature historical exhibits expressing the worldwide struggle for freedom, would detract from the Sept. 11 themes and provide a possible forum for anti-U.S. messages.
“Today there remains too much opposition, too much controversy, over the programming of the IFC and 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 in a prepared statement.
“I am directing the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. to work with the IFC to explore other locations for the center,” the governor said.
The rightosphere objected to the International Freedom Center, seeing it as unrelated to the events of 9/11. Ironically, the rightosphere thinks the liberation of Iraq is related to the events of 9/11. So, go figure.