Keep Dubai Arabs Away From U.S. Ports
Both want to put Dubai Arabs in charge of six U.S. ports and their security.
In this respect, both are nuttier than fruitcakes.
If there is any likely place where Osama bin Laden and his friends would try to smuggle an atomic bomb into the U.S. and blow it up, it's our ports, particularly such places as New York, Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Baltimore and Newark.
I would certainly expect the Times editorial page, doing whatever the sad sacks in Chicago want them to, to support such a foolish gesture to global tolerance. After all, read the editorial pages, Nick Goldberg and all the rest, and realize that these exponents of world understanding never saw a terrorist they didn't like, ranging from the Hamas movement to the Sunnis blowing up sacred mosques in Iraq, as happened just today. If Nick Goldberg had been Indira Gandhi, he too would have hired Sikh security guards and, as she did, paid the price.
But President Bush? What could be the explanation for his sudden departure into lunacy? Maybe, it was George W. Bush who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney out on the quail hunt the other day, and we still haven't gotten the full story.
No, folks, while I'm not normally an admirer of Sens. Frist and Gov. Corzine, I would stick with their judgment on this one.
And so does the New York Times. Its editorial this morning questions letting the Arabs take over the ports.
Everything in balance, I believe it would be better to turn our ports over to these Danish newspaper editors who believe in calling things what they are.
Not that Dubai doesn't have its charms. I once had a dinner there which featured all the caviar you could eat for $30.
That should remain its contribution to world peace.