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Ann Coulter Should Apologize to 9/11 Widows

June 8, 2006

I've heard a lot of outrageous comments in my time. I usually choose to ignore them, but this time I feel compelled to speak out.

I am sickened by comments Ann Coulter makes in her latest hate-filled book about some of the 9/11 widows whose husbands died in the World Trade Center.  Coulter writes, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."  When she attempted to defend these comments this week on the Today Show, she said the 9/11 widows used their grief "to make a political point."

As far as I'm concerned, the 9/11 widows deserve our nation's heartfelt appreciation.  Not only because of what they lost on 9/11, but also for their passionate fight for answers.  Had it not been for their determination, there would have never been an independent 9/11 Commission.  We would have never discovered what went wrong that day.      

Five New Jersey widows responded on Wednesday.  They say that "Contrary to Ms. Coulter's statements, there was no joy in watching men that we loved burn alive.  There was no happiness in telling our children that their fathers were never coming home again.  We adored these men and miss them every day."  Ann Coulter owes the 9/11 widows an apology.