Funny he describes this as being done by the right wing, since this is the typical mantra of the left, especially in NYC:
"Four years after the fact, we are still staring at a giant hole in the middle of the financial capital of the world because a handful of political activists, self-proclaimed spokespersons for the thousands of families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, have hijacked the rebuilding process with demands to transform this vital commercial sector into a giant cemetery. This combative, selfish, power-addicted group holds great sway with the governor and other politicians. They have excelled at proclaiming their extended victimization through the media. They consider the entire 16-acre W.T.C. site, which is owned by the public, as their own personal property. They have opposed any use of the site that is not specifically designed to their preferences. They fail to acknowledge that redevelopment after a terrorist attack can honor the dead and their survivors."
Me thinky he just wants to have the International crayola center be on the site to push political buttons, bad-mouthing american politics and Bush at any chance possible. Just a hunch, though.
Anyway, he is right in that we need to build and the memorial is large, some would say too large, as it is. The city needs to stop showing how impotent it is in virtually all decision-making and get the ball rolling. The world is watching, and perhaps laughing, as we speak.