Friday, February 24, 2006

The Dubai "port deal"

The Bush administration's "privatize at any cost" ideology has put them in the absurd position of claiming that it's not OK for the U.S. government to operate our port facilities, but it's fine for the Dubai government to do so.

As David Sirota has pointed out, this deal is globalism and free trade run amok. And what does Bush say when confronted with the entirely reasonable objections to it? "Trust us." Hah!

Maybe in a few years we'll see Condi Rice on TV claiming "No one could have imagined that a terrorist would infiltrate our ports and slip a nuke through."