The new border security agreement to be announced by Prime Minister Harper and President Barack Obama is badly needed and should bring some relief to Canadian traders, travelers, and tax payers. Harper has managed to convince his American counterpart that the past 10 years of increased border security and corresponding delays and bureaucracy -- border thickening -- has to stop and be reversed. Our governments are proposing to do this by streamlining how we process the coming and going of people and by streamlining unnecessary commercial regulations on the products we make together.
What happened to hope?
Thats the question many of President Barack Obamas supporters are asking three years after a campaign that criticized wars of choice and the PATRIOT Act, promised to finish the fight in Afghanistan, and vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and use tough direct diplomacy to break prevent Iran from deploying nuclear weapons.