Finally, The Administration Reacts To The Port Issue With Some Calm

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    Like the Miers problem, when getting hit from both sides, it may be a real problem. Links at site:

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/22/port.security/index.html
     
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    I don't know about bias this time but certainly self interest.
     
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    Which is why I added it! :laugh: No group is more anti-administration that unions, especially longshoremen/steveadores.
     
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    :D How do you suppose UAE will handle striking dock workers :death:
     
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    All I have heard from the adminstration on this issue has been calm and firm. There is nothing wrong re-investigating the situation --if fact as ignorant people are about the UAE it probably is a wise thing. Let's just not frame this debate under the premise that Bush is selling American security to terrorists.
    The hysteria is coming from the left and the politicians who were blind sided by the sudden interest. Why was all this info released now I wonder?
     
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    Dillo, I picked this up before it became 'so sudden.' For the umpteenth time, foreign ownership, management, workers at points of entry does not make sense to me. Now the arguement on 'Islamaphobia' is playing the race card, from GW-THAT was an overreaction. The idea that US citizens, especially in light of the past few weeks cartoon 'riots' that have left hundreds dead, might be a tad more likely to react vehemently on an Arab company than a British one is really a no-brainer. Still, I don't think the Chinese, Singapore, etc. companies are a good idea either.

    Oh yea, threatening to veto delays, considering he's yet to veto even once, raises some eyebrows amongst those that basically support the man/administration. 'When everyone seems to think you are 'wrong', it may be time to look at yourself.' Good advice for Bush, whether on handling this or Miers.
     
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    It might be appropriate if "everyone" thought I was wrong but I was quite comforted when Gen Franks spoke glowingly about the UAE. Don't try to isolate me as the only one who is halt the hytsterics.
    Since you were already onto this issue can you tell us when and who released this issue as something we all should be worried about?
     
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    I don't know Bonnie, :laugh: I do know that UAE is 'a good ally' in the ME, but that isn't saying much. I think it was a month or two ago that Condi said Yemen was 'a good ally', then the terrorists behind the USS Cole 'escaped.' :rolleyes:
     
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    Read it again, I wasn't referring to YOU, but GW.
     
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    Everyone doesnt think GW is wrong either. Not everyone is hysterical.

    You think benn buddies with the UAE may come in handy when we decide to take out Iran ? Check it out!

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/arabian-gauntlet.htm
     

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