So, imagine George's surprise. One fair morning, someone is reading the daily news to Monkey Boy(cmon, we all know he cant read) and he hears something about Arabs and US ports. He then quickly throws a vacation plan together to cut out some more brush on the ranch.
How does the leader of the free world not know about a deal to sell port authority to the United Arab Emirates' company Dubai until he hears about in the news. Then, lo and behold, he believes that congress did a fine job and appropriate security measures are in place, yada, yada, yada. More Bushspeak. What exactly is the political motivation behind this whole thing for either party?
Is this an attempt by the Bush Administration(though he personally has no idea it happened) to display the desire for improved relations between the US and the Arab world? Between Christians and Muslims? If so, isn't there a better way than giving control of American ports to a group that has been shown to have terrorist ties in the past?; not necessarily Dubai, but the UAE.
Are they doing the same job as the British company that was doing it for such a lesser financial rate that it is impossible to pass up?
Is the fact that the UAE are the third largest oil power a factor? If so, I thought George just mentioned something about our addiction to oil and the need for us to develop and use other resources. Surely, cementing a relationship with UAE isn't his idea of research and development in that area. Or maybe it is.
The last stitch of thread that Bush has to cling to is the 9/11 fear factor and his intent to protect us all from the bad people. It would appear that this deal brings that into question for some. Or are the bad people living in Washington D.C., and it is now becoming painfully obvious, even to Republicans?
Well, at least Michael Chertoff; you know, the "I didn't know New Orleans was under water" guy, is on the case. I feel much safer now than ever. Thank you Big Brother.