Strange Brouhaha

Monday, February 20, 2006

The unasked question

In this whole brouhaha (you should pardon the expression) over a company from the UAE owning U.S. ports, there's one important question that I believe has gone unanswered.

Cui bono?

More specifically, how does the sale of a British company to a firm from Abu Dhabi make Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and/or Halliburton richer? Once we know the answer to this question, we'll know why Republicans are playing the race card so hard in defending this sale.


  • I wonder if it isn't a set-up so that GOPs running in the fall get to look tough by standing up to the president.

    I'm also inclined to think that it isn't a big deal - well, not for security reasons, anyhow. It does seem like one more example of the government falling all over itself to send money and jobs overseas.

    By Anonymous Josh, at 6:56 PM  

  • Interesting idea, Josh.

    Personally, I think they're going to make sure the deal goes through, then, two or three years from now, they'll start screaming in outrage, "OUR MAJOR PORTS ARE OWNED BY A-RABS!!", blame the Democrats, and use it as an excuse to authorize random police searches of peoples' homes at 4 AM. 'Cause, you know, our ports are owned by The Enemy. So we really need some tough security measures.

    That's my theory.

    By Blogger Savannah, at 7:50 AM  

  • (MattK) There will be no need to search your home at 4am. They just need to turn on the cameras and see what you are doing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:40 PM  

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