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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

MSM Tries To Politicize Port Deal

The San Jose Mercury News, showcasing its Bay Area liberalism, has dug up some connections between Dubai Ports Worldwide, the company seeking to acquire operations at five US ports, and the Bush Administration.

One "connection" is particularly dubious -- Commerce Sec. John Snow's former company was sold to DPW one year after his departure. The other, involving Bush's recent appointment to the top maritime position, is more direct -- he's a former DPW employee -- but the Merc News is barking up the wrong tree here.

Politicizing this story takes the focus off where it should be: national security. The story is whether there's a connection between DPW, its home country, the United Arab Emirates, and terror. We know UAE was home to two 9/11 terrorists, so it's worth investigating.

If the MercNews is going to growl about cronyism and corruption, give us connections thicker than gossamer. Show us your concern is for security, not for Bush-bashing.

Still, this deal stinks so bad that if Bush-bashing helps sink it, so be it.

hat-tip: memeorandum
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