The Toronto Star wonders whether the Olympic Torch run is really necessary in today's world. After all, the tradition began with 1936 Olympics when the Nazis ran over a thousand Aryan youth from Greece to the German stadium. Does this event really have a place in today's world?
Another question-- is China using this to distract from its issues with Tibet and the Falun Gong? And, more importantly, is it working?
Torch run: Peace or propaganda?