The most amusing thing about last month’s idiotic Dubai port nonsense was that it exposed that neither party is the party I remember from 1984. At what point did the Democrats turn into xenophobic chicken little’s? Isn’t that the job of southern redneck Republicans, like, say, the evil and racist (and all things bad) Ben Domenech?
Here we go again… Welcome to round two of “Who’s Minding our Ports.”
In the wake of the Dubai ports deal dispute, the Bush administration has given a no-bid contract to Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., to “help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.”
Here we have just another big F.U. from the Bush administration when it comes to the security of our ports. It was not so long ago that Bush “reassured Congress that foreigners would not manage security at U.S. ports,” however AP News reports “the Hutchison deal in the Bahamas illustrates how the administration is relying on foreign companies at overseas ports to safeguard cargo headed to the United States.”
At this rate, by next week I fully expect Duncan Black, Jane Hamsher, and Howard Dean to join hands with Tom Tancredo demanding that a 50 foot wall with laser beams, concertina, and landmines be built on our border with Mexico.