Sunday, February 26


Tom Friedman just said to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on Face The Nation: "You know these national security concerns [about the UAE-owned DPW ports deal] are bogus." What a wanker.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) disagreed and read documentation that supported the assertion that if the terminal operators are infiltrated by a terrorist organization, they could wreak havoc on port operations and national security.

Friedman asked, how much of this is about Arabs and Muslims operating our ports?

Chuck Schumer replied, it's about the nexus with terrorism. Lindsey Graham said let's slow down and investigate this and not be bullied into agreeing. The administration was completely tone-deaf about this, Congress and the governors shouldn't have had to find out about this from the papers.

Friedman fed the administration line throughout. He was such an obvious shill for the Bushies that he was totally ineffective in the job.

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Blogger Left of Center said...

Saw the show, you are so right. Of course I thihng the 45 day thing is just a bogus ploy to make all the promisses they need to get the votes. John McCain got paid with the Bush names list, so he's on board. The Administration is is not telling the truth about the port security. Once at the dock it is the company, not the coast guard that is in charge. The y hire the security personel, and they have access to the SECRET port security plan. A bad idea, to have Dubai in charge of.

5:18 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

I agree, LOC, it's just a window for arm-twisting. McCain was sickening also. And the Coast Guard has repeatedly said they don't have anywhere near the resources for the job that's being laid at their door.

8:33 AM  

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