This is "breaking news" at CNN, but apparently Bush is "worried" that the failed Dubai Ports deal will send a bad message to our "Arab allies in the war on terrorism".
Isn’t the message that countries like the United Arab Emirates better work harder to disassociate themselves from people like al Qaeda and bin Laden?
Do you have a problem with that message, Mr. President?
I agree that it is important to strengthen our relationships with the Arab community. But see, we did that back in the 1980’s. We ran guns and training to that guy in Afghanistan, and helped him get rid of the evil Commies. What was that guy’s name? Oh, yeah. Bin Laden.
So I’m all for improving our ties with Arab countries. But getting in bed with despots, in the long run, doesn’t help us.
I think we need to give Bush a new nickname: Kerry. Let’s see how well that goes down with the Republican base.