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February 19, 2006

If this story is accurate, we're turning over the USofA's port security to the Middle East?

Chertoff said Dubai Ports World should not be excluded automatically from such a deal because it is based in the UAE.

Critics have cited the UAE's history as an operational and financial base for the hijackers who carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, they contend the UAE was an important transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuclear components sent to Iran, North Korea and Libya by a Pakistani scientist.

The Bush Administration's Just Abysmally Stupid-to-Deliberately Evil ratio just tilted dramatically in favor of the former.

(Of course, our security procedures aren't all that impressive when we handle them, either.)

Posted by AnneZook at 11:22 AM