The Bush Administration wants to hand over control of vital ports to a state-run company controlled by an oligarchy whose ruling family used to go on hunting trips with their Taliban buddies, apparently including Osama himself.
And if this doesn’t seem quite right to you, according to David Brooks you are a racist and a xenophobe.
As Bush said yesterday, “This deal wouldn’t go forward if we were concerned about the security for the United States of America.”
Chances are — like a lot of inexplicable Bush administration behavior — this is all about backroom deals and shady connections and things we can only guess at. And I hope that somebody, someday, writes the secret history of all this crap and tells us what the hell was really going on.