G8, Openness and freedom for all the world to see
Police seal off Sea Island, venue for the upcoming G8 summit.
Concrete barriers, metal fencing and checkpoints have been put in place around key buildings and routes on the mainland and surrounding islands.
Thousands of police officers and National Guard troops are patrolling roads and bridges, while military aircraft and gunboats have also been deployed.
The same lunacy will prevail at both the Democratic and Republican conventions, as both venues will be locked down, with streets barricaded in all directions for blocks. What an inspiring vision of freedom to offer to the watching world.