Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Seat Brent Benjamin on CPAC

A US District Court's decision to throw out the Government's claim against the Lady Ka-nefer-nefer Mask should also revive Brent Benjamin's appointment to CPAC to represent the interests of the Museum Community.

President Bush appointed Benjamin to the post, but the State Department never seated him, presumably because of Zahi Hawass' campaign to vilify Benjamin, a cause taken up by SAFE and other archaeological groups. See http://www.savingantiquities.org/brent-benjamin-to-join-cpac-an-outrageous-appointment/

Now that the Government's claim has been dismissed and Zahi Hawass has been disgraced, it's time for the State Department to follow the law and seat Mr. Benjamin, who after all was legally appointed by President Bush to the post.

1 comment:

Wayne G. Sayles said...

Absolutely agree. But am not holding my breath until the wind changes direction. One day, a lot of the vilification that has gone down recently will be exposed as simply the agenda of extremists and their entourage. The bulk of American society is simply not interested in the self-serving policies and tirades of the archaeological community and politicians will come to see that.