Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Blond One speaks

From Ann Coulter:

The idea that the Democrats have any meaningful interest in America's national security is a joke, so I'm perfectly willing to believe there's more to this port story.

But Bush is going to need a better justification for turning over management of our ports to an Arab country than he's come up with so far — especially now that Jimmy Carter has said it's a good idea. Judging from his life's work to date, Carter's definition of a good idea is "an idea likely to hurt America and/or help its enemies."

Bush's defense of the port deal is to say that "those who are questioning it" need to "step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company."

First of all, it's not "all of a sudden." The phrase you're searching for, Mr. President, is "ever since the murderous attacks of Sept. 11." The Bush administration's obstinate refusal to profile Middle Easterners has been the one massive gaping hole in national security since the 9/11 attacks — attacks that received indirect support from the United Arab Emirates.

There is a rumor that there is a backroom deal with the government of the UAE to let us use their territory during the invasion of Iran. I have no idea if this is true, but it is the one thing that could justify this deal in my eyes. Otherwise I'm flummoxed.

Another thing Ann nails. The Party of Treason has no interest in national security. Their ONLY interest in this is a chance to bash Bush and fool some of the public into thinking that they would not be a screaming disaster if they were put in charge of defending the country.