Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Small Town Opinion of Dubai Port Deal

The Huron Daily Tribune is a small town paper in the thumb area of Michigan where people don't mince words or beat around the bush. If they have something to say, they just put it out there in terms everyone can understand.

The Dubai World Port deal is no exception, and Capt. Fred Davis, a freelance writer, has a few common sense words of advice for our president.
I suggest you run some of your plans past a few Thumb area residents. I bet any agricultural “expert” would tell you “Don’t get a fox to guard the hen house.” They would explain a fox may do the job for a while, but it is a known fact they have attacked the hens in the past. [...]

We the citizens of the United States of America (USA), or at least a good number of us, will not rest easy with questionable guards “watching” our major sea ports. The premise that those hired will not have knowledge of our security systems is flawed. Anyone knows if you work around something any length of time you will learn exactly how to demolish it.

As I see it, Mr. President, this is a slap in the face to those who are presently fighting and dying to protect us overseas because you distrusted Saddam. [...]

I do not believe the UAE is a group of impostors posing as our friend as some journalists claim, but I do believe a few bad apples could spoil more than just the barrel. [...]

Mr. President, I think it is about time you listen to your advisers and carefully consider the challenges being made to this proposal. You have admitted you can be wrong and had that fact proven beyond a doubt (WMD). If you won’t take good advice, why have so many advisers? This issue is not partisan, concerned “citizens” line both sides of the aisle.

I know you will be out of office in a couple of years, but don’t you feel it is your duty to leave something for our children besides a whopping debt?

Think about it, we the people are not against Muslims. We are simply against the enemy and any additional loss of American lives.
Well said, Captain.


Libby said...

Great catch and wise words. Beats the heck out of Captain Ed.

Neil Shakespeare said...

Talk to the thumb, Georgie. Talk to the thumb.