In the "What the HELL were they thinking" category…
We are presented with the
So, I’ve listened to Administration officials and some pundits try to explain this decision, but their reasoning just doesn’t cut it for me. And apparently, I’m not alone…there’s a bipartisan effort to delay the deal (a rare act of bipartisanship these days) and justifiably so.
Despite the explanations that "only some port terminal operations will be run by Dubai Ports" there are serious national security concerns at issue here. Two of the 9-11 hijackers were from UAE, 9-11 logistics planning took place on UAE soil and millions of Al Qaeda dollars were laundered through UAE banks. Some will argue that 80% of
Foreign Policy and national security expert Frank Gaffney sums these concerns up in a National Review piece posted today.
Now for the… "A Democrat senator suggested we do what?" category…
According to NewsMax.com, Senator Chuck Schumer actually suggested we turn port operations over to…wait….you’ll never guess……HALLIBURTON!! Yes, the same villainous Halliburton that Dems have relentlessly demonized Vice President Cheney for. Sen. Schumer better hold on to his seat, for fear the DNC may terminate his membership card for uttering such a suggestion in public.
[Cross-posted at The Anamoly.]