I applaud W. He made the right decision. The 0bama troops were probably trying to make him look like he was being disrespectful to people who were killed on his watch. They like to do anything they can to make him look bad. But there was no special significance to that day, was there?
If not, they could have scheduled the opening for a day when W had nothing of importance on his schedule, then if he didn't show up, it would be obviously his decision. This way, they look petty. (Which they are