“I think the Congress has the ability to declare the area a national battlefield memorial because I think we should think of the World Trade Center as a battlefield site; this is a war,” he said, apparently thinking that if Ground Zero was a national park, Park51 would be restricted from building near it.
Good idea, Newt. I hope the under-Ground Zero mall they’re planning is scrapped. After all, if the National Park Service (thank a progressive!) takes over, that means no shopping malls on — or in — that ground. Come to think of it, it’s not a horrible idea.