Did Bush’s Homeland Security Laws Prevent US From Getting Olympics?
Hoffmania looks at the New York Times story about what figured into the Olympics not coming to Chicago. It seems this part of the story was in an earlier version of the article, but not the current one.
In the official question-and-answer session following the Chicago presentation, Syed Shahid Ali, an I.O.C. member from Pakistan, asked the toughest question. He wondered how smooth it would be for foreigners to enter the United States for the Games because doing so can sometimes, he said, be “a rather harrowing experience.” …
“One of the legacies I want to see is a reminder that America at its best is open to the world,” [President Obama responded,] before adding that the White House and State Department would make sure that all visitors would feel welcome.
But perhaps the residue of the Bush legacy is that “welcome” is not a word associated with the United States.Click here for reuse options!
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