Friday, February 24, 2006

Bush offers his sup-PORT

It looks like the man that you voted for in the 2004 Presidential Election is at it again.

Your boy, President Bush is threatening to cut down any legislation that blocks negotiations for a state-owned company in Dubai to take over management at port terminals in six major U.S. cities. So, what's the big deal, right?! Well, the big deal is that your president is essentially showing his support for allowing members of the United Arab Erimates to control our ports.

Still not getting it? Well, let me break it down one more time:

The United Arab Erimates (UAE) is a middle eastern nation that some would say is an ally to the U.S. But, according to the the 9/11 Commission, much of the money used to finance the Sept. 11 attacks flowed through that country. Simply put: although the UAE was not directly responsible for 9/11, it financed the operation.

Now, Bush is handing them control of major U.S. shipping ports. How's that for National Security?

Oddly enough, many of Bush's front men are openly expressing their opposition to him and his agenda. In a shocking turn of events, prominent Republican leaders like Bill Frist, J. Dennis Hastert, and Michael Bloomberg have joined Democratics in trying to stop the government from allowing American ports to be controlled by Arabs.

Yet, Bush is unwavering in his threat to veto any legislation they come up with.

Personally, I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that he has friends in the UAE oil biz (that's right! I said it!). Likewise, he says...get this...that he last thing America needs is more bad publicity in the Arab world. I wish I was making this up.

But, to an extent, Bush is correct. America does have a bad reputation with the Middle East (for that matter, most of the world). But, the question has to be asked: why do we have such a bad reputation with the world? How much of it has to do with...oh, I don't know...Iraq?! I mean, you can't launch a preemptive strike a nation with no direct link to terrorism while you exempt another nation (and allow them to manage our ports) that has well-known financial ties to terror.

I'm speechless.


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