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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Chiming In On The UAE/American Ports Issue:

This whole brouhaha bothered me a great deal at first, but the more I read about it, the more I'm inclined to at least give the administration the benefit of the doubt. I keep asking, "is there some kind of reciprocity deal in order with the UAE?" Maybe we're getting something substantial out of the arrangement. Why else would the administration defend this deal so staunchly in the face of bipartisan disagreement? The only thing that makes sense is that there's something very important behind the scenes that Dubya and Co. are getting in return.

The bottom line is that this president is NOT dumb as far as national security goes, and he's NOT going to back down if he thinks he is right. And, it DOES make sense for America to have some allies in the Middle East. If not the UAE, who has been pretty cooperative in the War on Terror(ism), then who, and when?

Of course, a friend of mine points out that this is probably a plot by Rove to make the Democrats look bad by forcing them to profile Arabs. At this point, nothing would surprise me.


.: posted by Dave 10:44 PM

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