20 January 2009

Live-Living the Greatest Media Event Ever?

Following the coverage on NPR and listening to CBC news this morning, a couple notes that don't mar the momentous occasion but certainly remind us of what America still is today:

It was revealed yesterday that tortured Guantanamo detainee, former child soldier, and fellow Canadian Omar Khadr recognized (likely under torture) Mahar Arar from his time fighting in Afghanistan - possible reopening that nasty episode of Canada's less-than-brilliant recent history.

And I heard on CBC's newscast this morning that a busload of Canadian visitors was stopped at the border and stopped for about 7 hours as individuals of African descent were questioned, fingerprinted, and asked whether they had plans against Obama's life by agents of the insidiously named Department of Homeland Security. All of them eventually made it to Washington, apparently.


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