Greenfield actually makes some good points about our sieve-like security for shipping container traffic, but then he states that the deal was killed because of our own xenophobia.
Hey Jeff, it’s a funny thing, you know, but see, those Chinese who provided cheap labor for us, those Japanese who were wrongly interred during World War II, and those European immigrants who came to our shores in the 1800s (and we’re talking about “my people” here, at least in part)…NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE FLEW PLANES INTO BUILDINGS AND KILLED AMERICANS!
Also, regarding your last question about who would be to blame if God forbid something actually got through our ports and detonated, causing a catastrophe, I believe the answer would be the Republicans in Washington for not funding local first responders properly (and also not doing more to build a communications infrastructure that could ensure a better response, including possibly a wireless network), but also the Democrats for not sticking to this issue throughout John Kerry’s presidential campaign and showing some imagination (I don’t recall Kerry ever appearing at the Port of Newark, for example), or trying to lay this issue out front and center so everyone can see just how truly vulnerable we are under the cabal currently in power in D.C.
Actually Jeff, you could read this from the former “big boss man” of CBS News and get an idea of how to approach this issue differently (you know…do some genuine digging as opposed to pontificating, but just make sure that you properly verify and corroborate any documentation you may receive, right?).
And by the way, here’s the latest on this from Ann Coulter:
While Mr. Bush was busy ordering secret phone taps and torture camps, obviously someone else secretly ordered the sale of our ports to the U.A.E. without his knowledge because he said he didn’t know about it until the deal was signed.Once again, this is Ann Coulter of Bensalem, Pa., and the preceding letter appeared in this morning’s Bucks County Courier Times:-)
Just who is in charge? Is it Congress? It is certainly not George. Maybe whoever it is could be blamed for the other messes, like the Iraq war.
Just find out who is in charge and blame them for these last five years of disgrace and horror.
Update: And of course, the “wealth” perspective will have its say in the DPW deal gone bad of course (the phrase "Dubai debacle" pretty much states their position, I think). However, I have a suggestion: instead of the emissaries from the Gulf States meeting with Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer (and gee, I’m sure politics WAS NOT A CONSIDERATION IN ANY WAY in choosing them in this story, was it?) as per the suggestion of AEI fascist Phillip Swagel, let these emissaries meet with the families and friends of the 9/11 victims and explain what they’re doing to make sure terrorist money is never again funneled through any of their banks and used to carry out attacks that kill American citizens.