Seems like every day there is something in the news that makes you go "WTF?" Today, for me, it is President Bush defending a deal that would let a United Arab Emirates-based company run some key U.S. seaports, and saying he would veto any bill to hold up the agreement.
Two things bother me about this:
1) Our ports are probably the most insecure link in our national security against terrorism, and it is okay with the Administration that we put Moslems in charge? I know the UAE isn't one of our Arab enemies but it still seem ill-advised. Bush says they were investigated and came up clean. Given this Adminstration's past record with making key decisions based on faulty intelligence I am not convinced.
2) Equally as troubling is the fact that our ports are run by foreign companies. Now a British company and now possibly an Arab company. Granted the Brits are our allies now, but they also burned the White House in the past. Why can't Americans manage our own ports? Are we too stupid, too lazy or what?
Anyone else have thoughts about this development?