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February 22, 2006

Returning in a Time of Strange Alliances

It is difficult to support the Administration's decision to allow the sale of major port operations to the United Arab Emirates. But it is even stranger to see Democrats such as Charles Schumer reborn as defense hawks. Now the President is in a corner, because it appears he was not in the know when the decision was approved, and although he is now probably inclined to reverse the decision, it would appear that he is caving to critics on the left. That would enable them to beef up pathetic national defense credentials with a contention that they've protected the ports from Bush and his Middle Eastern friends.

It can't believe that my last entry at Stones Cry Out was in November 2005. What can I say? I've been busy. But now I'm back to write in a time strange bedfellows and unlikely alliances.

More on some of those in the days ahead.

Posted by Jim at February 22, 2006 04:59 PM

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I find it quite easy to back the administration since opponents offer no evidence against the deal except they don't like Arab-owned companies.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at February 23, 2006 08:10 PM

I find it very difficult to support the administration's position on the ports management issue (if anything the political reasons are troublesome enough). However, I have taken some interest in watching Schumer, Clinton, Reid, et al turn into racial profilers.

I also wonder where all the media outrage was when Pres. Clinton sold weapons technology secrets to China. That, I'm afraid, in the long run will be a threat that will prove to be more significant. Perhaps if we had this much outrage, there may have been a different outcome in that scenario.

Posted by: Deering at February 27, 2006 02:47 PM