Saturday, January 23, 2010

19 days to go

To commemorate the 19-day countdown to the Feb. 12 opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics, here's a link to the video of Paul Hardcastle's 1980s one-hit wonder "Nineteen."

It's a song with a serious message about Vietnam. Has the world learned about the futility of war? Nah. Look what's happening in Afghanistan where 139 Canadian soldiers, two aid workers, one diplomat and one journalist (Michelle Lang) have been killed.

The 2010 Games' Olympic truce will not include a ceasefire in Afghanistan.

Trivia question: what was the last country to host an Olympics while at war in Afghanistan?

The Soviet Union in 1980.

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