Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Port Security

For those of you who do not know, the Bush Administration has brokered a deal to turn 6 ports over to a company owned and operated by the United Arab Emirates. I originally wrote this story off as pretty political (the Republicans base, fed a steady diet of Ann Coulter and Cal Thomas, aren't going to like him letting the Arabs in, so lets hammer this), but it turns out my initial estimation was wrong. There are valid reasons to be concerned about turning our ports over to this company and over how this deal was worked out.

For a good rundown of the issues involved, I'd advice checking out firedoglake's typically brilliant rundown on the issue.

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