Carol Platt Liebau: UAE Infiltrated by Al Qaeda?

Saturday, February 25, 2006

UAE Infiltrated by Al Qaeda?

According to this New York Post piece, there is a document from 2002 in which Al Qaeda notes that it has infiltrated the UAE government.

As the terrorist expert quoted in the piece points out, this has two implications: One, that the UAE government is to be commended for actually being a US ally in the war on terror despite Al Qaeda threats; and, two, that there are Al Qaeda in its ranks. To me, that makes it more of a shame that the port deals should be scuttled -- and more of a necessity.

It would be interesting to hear Thomas Friedman's reaction to this news. After all, Friedman writes that the opposition to the ports deal is "borderline racist" (of course). That's not true -- most who oppose this deal would be opposed if it were going to Denmark . . . that is, if Denmark were a breeding ground for white supremacists who had announced the intention of wagign war on America. But what does Friedman know anyway -- he criticizes Karl Rove for having quite properly pointed out that the Democrats are trapped in a pre-9/11 mindset.

Does anyone really think the lefties would be screaming about this port deal if it weren't politically advantageous for them? Of course not -- they, like Friedman, would otherwise be trying to claim that Americans are racists (the usual catch-all motivation liberals attribute to those with whom they disagree).

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol asks, "Does anyone really think the lefties would be screaming about this port deal if it weren't politically advantageous for them?"

<snark>
Of course not, Carol. Only you and your wingnut brethen can possibly question the President with pure motives. Pure as driven snow are Carol and kindred.
</snark>

5:03 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

"...Pure as driven snow are Carol and kindred."

You're beginning to see the light, Mr. Twister. Perhaps there's hope for you yet.

6:58 AM  

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