Saturday, February 25, 2006

The ports

Jay Tea at Wizbang has the definitive post on the ports issue.

From the beginning, I've kind of wondered what the big deal with this is. Working with the military and being former active duty, I've seen contracts change hands often. Overseas, we have local national employees doing a lot of the work. In Afghanistan, Afghans perform a large part of the day-to-day labor that makes the bases their stronger. They also have a lot to do with the food service there.

So, after my initial schock that the UAE was going to run our ports security, I hunted down the real deal. Oh, they're only going to control the management of the ports. Oh, it's only six ports. Sheesh, this is a regular contract deal and the ports in question were already controlled by a foreign company.

To summarize, the UAE is an ally. The UAE has been a strong supporter of our War on Terror. The UAE will be a deciding factor in any offensive strategies we will have to take against Iran. This Arabophobia I'm seeing across the country is sickening and it's becoming more and more clear that much of it is being orchestrated by the Democratic party and dock-working teamsters. Want to ally yourself with them?

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