Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ports Deal Officially DOA

The controversial Dubai ports deal that Bush is now officially dead. The Arab owned company that was involved has decided to pull out of the deal. It's just as well, because the whole thing was just plain bizarre.

Shortly after the uproar erupted, the White House said that Bush didn't even know about the proposed deal. Then Bush got solidly behind it, and said he didn't see what the fuss was about. After all, he said, no one seemed to care when a British company was running the operations.

Well, um, okay, but the last time I checked none of the 9/11 hijackers were English. Two of them, however, were citizens of the United Arab Emirates. And the UAE was one of only three governments to recognize the Taliban when they were running Afghanistan. The other two were Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. And yes, both of them are allies of the U.S. in the War on Terror. That doesn't mean, however, that we should have either of them running our ports either.

More importantly, why is Bush acting all surprised that so many Americans were opposed to handing our ports over to an Arab company? For the last four years the President has constantly reminded that the terrorists are out to kill us and will stop at nothing to carry out their evil plans. Hell, he and Cheney based their entire re-election campaign on driving home the point that terrorists were just waiting for an opportunity to attack us again, to once again kill us by the thousands, destroy our way of life, wreck our economy, pillage our women, and rape our goats. Indeed, instilling that fear in each and every American has become a way of life for Bush.

And who are the terrorists? Well, we know they're not Canadians or Australians. They're not militant Methodists or fundamentalist Baptists. If you ask the average American who the terrorists are, they will tell you that they are middle eastern and Muslim. I'm sorry if I'm sounding like a bigot here, but that's just a fact.

So then why the hell is Bush acting all surprised that Americans are scared to turn over our ports to Arabs? If anything, he should be proud of making us this damn paranoid.

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