May 31, 2006.
Mainstream Media. Washington D.C.
President Bush today offended many in the peace loving Muslim community by hosting a screening of the film “United 93,” which has been described as a neoconservative fictionalization of the doomed flight. The president invited the family members of the passengers and crew to view the film in the Whitehouse screening room.
Some relatives of those on the flight, however, were left out. Ahmed al Ghamdi, whose brother Saeed was one of the victims on United Flight 93 says “It is not fair dat I do not get inbited to de Whitehouse. Dis is discrimination!” Rana Jarrah, whose son Ziad was among those who lost their lives that day also blasts President Bush: “Why should only de zionist pigs be allowed to watch de movie with the president? Why not my other son, Tariq, who has a special vest prepared for the occaission?”
Whitehouse press secretary Tony Snow declined to comment on whether the exclusion of the family members of four of the victims, Saeed al Ghamdi, Ahmed al Nami, Ahmad al Haznawi, and Ziad Jarrah, was racially motivated. One highly placed administration source claimed that the omission involved “security concerns.” Nonetheless, the administration’s refusal to include these victims’ families is inexcusable.
In unrelated devolpments, the House and Senate have agreed on legislation that will allow anyone with a lawnmower or hammer to cross the U.S. border. “So long as their willing to do menial labor, keep prices down and speak Spanish, I can’t see any reason to keep anyone out of the country,” said Speaker Hastert.
In other unrelated events, H-911, the “We Will Never Forget What Happened That Day” Bill, is still held up in committee.