Congress Saves GW

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    I agree with this, including the Mier's analogy. Some here have been missing the larger picture, screaming how others were 'falling for dem lies,' while ignoring that many were ahead of that curve.

    I disagree though that Dubai said 'sell off', I believe the term was 'transfer' and that could be a devil in the making, time will tell:

    http://www.nypost.com/php/pfriendly...post.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/60733.htm

     
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    Does anybody else wonder if there will be some ideation that the US will not ever trust allies that might be Muslim?
     
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    I had to look up 'ideation' thanks for my word of the day! :thup:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ideation
    I skipped the 'medical reference' one:

    I would trust Dubai to buy into America, just not at 'points of entry' and 'essensential industries' regarding security of the US. Same with any 'friendly' nation. Yes, I think we must include UK, Israel, Canada, and Australia in the mix, for PC reasons. I would hope that the Dubai purchase of a military related industry in the South is also looked at.

    There are massive opportunities for investment in the US, without bringing security issues up.

    The Congress should be addressing all foreign ownership at all ports, including air. They should also be addressing the mafia ties, which go back way further than 9/11. :2guns:
     
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    Saudi Arabia invests heavily in the US Stock market. I think that we should encourage such investment into areas that are clearly Amerocentric whereby their fiscal success would be indelibly entertwined within our success.

    In other words, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    I just don't see the encouragement coming at this point, it seems we are willing to shut down one without encouraging the other. We need something to show the amount of trust we really do hold with our newest allies.
     
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    No...Just those whose ruling families went hunting with Osama bin Ladine in Afghanistan...Whose banks funneled funds to the 9/11 conspirators...Who knowingly transshipped nuclear weapon components from A.Q. Kahn to North Korea and Iran.

    And, as far as congressional Republicans treating Dubbyuh like he was radioactive waste, it won't do them any good at all. They've cheerfully rubber-stamped his policies until they rolled him on the Dubai Ports World deal. And that was an abberation. They are equally culpable for the disaster this presidency has become. They abdicated their oversight responsibilities, and forgot, or ignored, the fact that their first loyalty lies not with their party or even the president. Their first loyalty is to the Constitution and the Republic which is built upon it. They serve "<i>We the People...</i>", we do not serve them. But they have cast that notion aside as well. They now serve the highest bidder, and both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of this latter sin.
     
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    Then the administration and State need to be more clear, no?
     
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    I agree. If they want to buy into America, let them buy into Wal-Mart, or McDonald's. Our key transportation and manufacturing infrastructure should not be controlled by foreign interests whether they are our allies or not. The UAE, after all, does not permit a majority ownership of ANY corporate entity by foreign corporations.
     
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    Yes. That was basically my point. Instead of just saying, "No." with no explanation wouldn't it be better to say something more like, "Not here, but over there is good..."?
     
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    YES!
     
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    Which has been a point of mine since I first began posting... People who stand around with copies of the Constitution in their pockets constantly and significantly ignore that document without fear of reprisal from a largely ingorant population who are more than ever at each other over ideological viewpoints ignoring the similarities in the Demopublican singularity of leadership we currently keep voting into office.
     

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