Arizona's 9/11 memorial could be scrapped

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PHOENIX - After years of debate, Arizona's State House and Senate have taken major steps toward eliminating controversial portions of the state's 9/11 Memorial.

The circular, metal memorial built in 2006 includes inscriptions created by a bi-partisan committee. They include the phrases "Bomb Back," "Fear of Foreigners," and "You don't win battles of terrorism with more battles." 

Rep. John Kavanagh, a republican from Fountain Hills, has spearheaded the effort to change the memorial.  He and other critics call the inscriptions disrespectful and want them removed.

"I mean, there's a whole series of un-American phrases which never should've been put there," said Kavanagh.

Final votes remain before the memorial is altered but Kavanagh expects his bill to pass.