To most people, Dearborn, MI's Simon Baz
isn't anyone special -- but what he's
gone through this year speak to a lot of Americans' experience.
A Lebanese-American raised in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and hit hard by the current financial climate, Baz
was forced to turn to crime to make ends meet and provide for his
family, revealing the dark underside of the American dream.
Reports have linked Baz
to terrorist activities, perhaps explaining his
recent disappearance, but we hope that he's
made of more fearless stuff than that would suggest -- perhaps the new Green Lantern seen in Dearborn in the last few months can shed some light over this blackest of nights.