Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Port Part 2

Port Part 2

I am ashamed of myself. I should have seen right through Schumer and realized that this was a cheep political shot at the president.

President Bush is being a leader here, and not a politician. Politicians stick their finger in the wind and follow the direction in which it blows. Leaders make rational decisions based on facts. Allowing the UAE to run ports in the US is not as bad of an idea as it sounds. It is politically dangerous, yes, but not a bad decision when you step back and look at it again. We have a chance to form an economic partnership with the UAE that would help persuade them to keep their radicals at bay. And we will have more leverage to punish the UAE if they do not tow the line in that respect. The Coast Guard will still be in charge of Security, and the ports will be filled with other companies as well, who would be more likely to notice when something is off then your average street cop. The current employees of these births in the ports will continue working for the new managers, so there should not be much risk there.

All in all, not a bad idea at all. But it might already be too late.

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