The world is coming to an end. Five days ago, Roger L. Simon said “I'm with Chuck on this one.”:
“I've criticized New York Senator Charles Schumer frequently on this blog, but I support his criticism of the Bush Administration for awarding an operations contract for New York City ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.”
This morning Georgia10 on the Daily Kos blog expressed her displeasure that the “Bush Administration Sells Port Security To Highest Foreign Bidder.”:
“So Gonzales, Rice, Rumsfeld, Snow, and an other Bush administration officials conducted a security review and decided--unanimously--that the sale did not post a national security threat. How thorough was their investigation? They did not conduct background checks on senior managers of the company, nor did they ask how the company screens its own employees. You know, just in case a terrorist wants to infiltrate the company that now has unprecedented and unfettered access to our ports.”
I personally have mixed emotions regarding this issue. Nonetheless, isn’t it far more important than Dick Cheney’s unfortunate experience in rural Texas? Shouldn’t we get back to discussing matters of real significance? My gut instinct is that we have little to worry about if a Saudi company manages this seaport. Am I naive? What do you think?
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