February 21, 2006

 

Port of No Return



...Governors, Congressmen, and average citizens are criticizing a move by the Bush Administration that allows the United Arab Emirates to control six United States ports following a UAE purchase of a British company that had previously controlled those same ports. The criticism stems from the UAE’s ties to terrorism.
...I’m in complete agreement with those who are criticizing the move by the White House, but it’s interesting to see that so many of the people who are now against a move like this were the same ones who were outraged over the profiling of Middle Eastern peoples by American police and airport security only a few years ago. Last year in New York City we saw the ACLU filing a lawsuit against searches of book-bags and knapsacks following terrorist attacks in England. (The searches were later ruled “constitutional.”)
...So which is it, my fellow Americans? Over the last five years it’s been “wrong” to target certain peoples and nationalities if they have ties to terrorism, but now it’s “right”? Perhaps it depends on the person who is delivering the message and whether or not the move fits your agenda.
...Feel free to join me in my effort to promote equality: View everyone as a potential terrorist.
Sources: My Way News, ACLU, MSNBC

2 Comments:

Blogger Legally Insane said...

an extremely astute observation...

March 07, 2006  
Blogger J.P. said...

Thank you.

March 07, 2006  

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