06 March 2012

G8 Leaders Beating a Retreat from Chicago

As a way to "facilitate a free-flowing discussion" the Obama administration has decided to move the G8 summit scheduled for Chicago in late May to Camp David. The G8 folk were meant to be in Chicago immediately prior to the NATO Summit. You can find a report here in The Chicago Sun Times. It seems that the back-to-back meetings "might" have attracted protesters who offer alternative views on both global economic affairs and security issues. Too bad the President doesn't want to here from them. A "free-flowing discussion" indeed! The bottom line here is that even though the Chicago PD is spending buckets of money getting its officer advanced training in beating protesters, the administration has got to be worried about being confronted with a vocal, energetic opposition in the streets. Maybe the NATO leadership will bring their own personnel?

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