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Let’s put our conspiracy hats on for a minute. G*d knows the loony left will even if things work out on ports the way they say they WANT it to.
What reasonable person will believe that George Bush would sacrifice national security after all the unpopular (to the left) measures he’s taken to preserve it? Sure, there are politicians on both sides of the aisle who want to pass a law prohibiting foreign companies from owning or managing U.S. seaports, but the Democrats are especially eager to demonstrate that they really are tough on terrorism and that they really, really are more concerned about homeland security than they are in getting reelected and taking over Congress and the White House. They see an opportunity to get to the right of the administration on what they perceive to be a homeland security issue. And since there aren’t soldiers, bullets or other stuff that goes “BOOM!” involved, Democrats are speaking up loudly all over the place. Opposing Bush reflexively and mindlessly is what they do best, and they see a political bonus in this obstruction.
Taking over our own ports may not be a bad idea. Who knows?
But there’s a kicker. A bit of research reveals that there may be only one U.S.-based company that has the assets, infrastructure and know-how to run and manage our ports.
And that company is (drum roll)… Halliburton!!
When (if) this all takes place, the Democrats are going to go crazy (crazier?) knowing that Bush and his evil puppet masters, Rove and Cheney, set another trap for them. He will have made them look like chumps again. If Bush wanted to give the contract to Halliburton all along, he had to know that it would be a major political problem. But with the angry left’s help it may not be a problem much longer, especially if no U.S.-based company other than Halliburton could even submit a qualified bid.
Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and the rest of the Dems in the bleacher seats will be on Halliburton’s Christmas card list this year, and the Bushies will be chuckling — again. The Dems are the gift that keeps on giving…p>Heh! br> — J. Shenk br> Harrisburg, Pennsylvania /p>
I am so damn confused.
I thought we were fighting a war. I thought the war was against terrorists. I thought the terrorists were overwhelmingly Islamic radicals who have been quite patient and spectacularly successful using disguise, deceit, planning and propaganda aimed at diluting our cautious skepticism with politically correct fear of being seen as “anti-Islam.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?