Sunday, February 12, 2006

Funny, I don't remember stepping through a looking glass.

From the Washington Times:

A company in the United Arab Emirates is poised to take over significant operations at six American ports as part of a corporate sale, leaving a country with ties to the September 11 hijackers with influence over a maritime industry considered vulnerable to terrorism. The Bush administration considers the UAE an important ally in the fight against terrorism since the suicide hijackings and is not objecting to Dubai Ports World's purchase of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. The $6.8 billion sale is expected to be approved tomorrow. The British company is the fourth-largest ports company in the world,
and its sale would affect commercial U.S. port operations in Baltimore, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia.

I'd like to share my opinion of this with you, but right now I got nothing. This is right up there with Israel's "lets give Gaza to the terrorists so that they can more effectively kill us" move. Has life grown so boring in the years since 9/11 that we need to try to encourage another one?