Carol Platt Liebau: A Lot of Tone-Deafness

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A Lot of Tone-Deafness

Apparently Michael Chertoff today defended the decision to let a UAE company take over port operations in six major cities.

Incredibly tone deaf -- not only in political terms, but in terms of national security, as well. There are reasons to mistrust the UAE despite its prime minister's insistence that it's a US ally in the war on terror.

If an attack results from this boneheaded decision, it's over for the Bush Administration -- and for the otherwise well-deserved Republican political advantage on national security matters.


Blogger LQ said...

Not everything or everyone in an Arab country is bad, but port security is so important that the ports should be run by an American company employing American citizens.

7:27 PM  
Blogger suek said...

I've heard stuff that may indicate that the security concern is exaggerated, but it still seems like the Trojan horse to me. I agree with lq - but apparently it has been run by a British firm which is now selling to the UAE...why is that? why _not_ an American firm? I think we need to learn more....

11:13 AM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

I nominate Haliburton to take them over!

10:36 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Unbelievably enough, Chuck Schumer agrees, bachbone.

(Link to Michelle Malkin, with video)

7:31 AM  

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