Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Serious Security Concern


Folks, though I've thought we've come close before, now it really looks like we've walked completely through the looking glass. Reality is turned around 180 degrees, so that what seemed sensible is flipped over and what seemed inconceivably impossible is a fait accompli. The Bush Politburo and Hurricane Chertoff has announced that a Dubai company run by the government of the United Arab Emirates will now administer our sea ports in Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Does the Pres really think that those terrorists out to kill Americans won't find it easier to get around our criminally weak port defenses when Arabs are running the show ? So this is how BushCo protects us ? This seems like the dangerously pre 9-11 kind of thinking that Mr. Rove and Mr. Cheney describe so often for us. This is coming from the government that secretly monitors mosques with geiger counters. I think someone needs to remind the Commander-in-Chief that the 19 Twin Tower killers were 15 Saudis, 2 Yemenis, and 2 from Dubai.

Furthermore, Bush trumpets his priorities by threatening to do something he has never done : to finally veto something. When a bipartisan selection of Congress choked on this one,he told the world today that he would veto any legislation against this action. Luckily, his word (especially in light of his former veto threats) isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss. Surely, Business is Business, and Capitalism is Capitalism, but this latest piece of greediness is just unreal. And totally, undeniably dangerous.

4 Comments:

Blogger Will said...

Jim,

you need to understand the big picture on this. if we disallow this, it would result in to things:

1) the government overusing their right to interfere in the buisness world.

2) the world feeling that america is discriminating against arabs.

the dubai haven't done anything extreme recently...

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bush interferes in the business world whenever it pleases him, like when he created steel tariffs that increased profits for Big American Steel or when he guaranteed big drug companies' ability to set their own prices on Medicare D.His talk about a free market is just that - all talk.

Let me be the first to inform you - the world already feels that America discriminates against Arabs, hence all the burning Old Glories. Even if it's some Danish cartoonist's fault, the hate is redirected to America.

The President can't have it both ways, ramping up the fear about all of the Mideast, then handing our port security (which is already minimal) to a questionable government run company from over there.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I've heard it said that our government may be being blackmailed by UAE in order to keep access to their ports. That would make them a typical member of the Coalition of the Willing.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

The security at this nation is at stake. Now, we watch as the President sells it off to the United Arab Emirates. Very clever...

9:00 PM  

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