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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Portly Politics

So, the administration is in favor of the transfer of some strategic port operations to a company from the United Arab Emirates, a decidedly Muslim country, surrounded by Muslim countries. Our administration claims the sale and operation has been thoroughly vetted by U.S.
authorities and this transaction and transfer poses NO threat to U.S.

Well, all righty then. Who were the brain surgeons that vetted the sale of salvage metals to Japan in the late ‘30s, hatched and then bungled the Bay of Pigs invasion in ‘61, propped up and support the Shah of Iran in the ‘60‘s and ‘70‘s, supplied advanced weapons to Saddam Hussein, in the ‘80’s and a host of other collectively stupid ideas in between?

Like the road to hell, history’s roadmap is littered with the good intentions of previous U.S. authorities. If and until the UAE helps the Western world get a handle on the War on Terror, you can put all the lipstick you want on this pig, but it ain’t gonna fly.

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