Off the Fence on the Ports Issue

I suffer from an “affliction” that I’m sure many of my fellow blogers have to some degree or another. Anytime there is a controversial news story (like the ports issue) almost everyone I know asks me what I thnk. — They don’t always agree but they know that I’m going to be able to babble on at length about the minute details of the issue.

That’s just the byproduct of being a blogger/news junkie.

The bad part is that after Katrina, I have a bad case of Idon’tgiveashitacitis. I hardly follow the news anymore. So when a long time friend ask me my opinion on the ports issue I told her I’d have to read up on it and get back to her. *Normally* I’m a free trader type and things like this don’t bother me. (I mostly supported Bush on his controversial immigration plan.) I usually don’t knee jerk things like this… Still, the idea of the UAE owning some of our biggest ports did bother me.

So I figured I’d sit down this morning and read some news stories on it, then I read what conservatives were saying then I’d read what the few liberals I still respect were saying and I’d draw a conclusion.

All of that research was cut short by a single headline…

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Carter backs Bush’s stand on seaport-operations deal

On the “Ports” issue, put me in the “against” column.

US Port Takeover - Strange Bedfellows
A Civil Action


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