I am about to do something I rarely have to do. I have to pull a New York Times. I have to retract a post I made earlier. But unlike the Times I'm a big enough man to admit when I'm wrong while doing it, and I could have been wrong. I did the post Not Such A Good Idea without actually knowing anything about the story. But the more I pay attention to the story the less problem I have with it. Don't get me wrong, I still believe that America should have control over any and all ports but I made my judgment based solely on the fact that it was an Arab company. I didn't know that the UAE was actually one of out biggest supporters in the Middle East. That they're actually helping us in the War On Terror. That we actually get intelligence from the area. And that they won't actually be in charge of doing security checks on the containers coming into that port. Homeland Security will still be handling that. Although I'm sure at the same crappy level they're operating at now. I stupidly made the mistake of listening to media reports and heard only one thing they're harping on. Some of the 9/11 hijackers came from the UAE. And, yes, I realize that I'm swallowing a lot of pride. Especially considering what I said about Carter and Republican and Democrat ignorance. Maybe this will teach me to do a little more research next time. Naaaaaaa. But like I said, I believe that we should be in control of our own ports but to dismiss this company simply because of who they are is the kind of tactic that the Left would do. That all being said, we need to keep a close eye on this company. They are after all from a region full of people who would love nothing more than to annihilate the United States.
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