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Management of U.S. seaports

By maxwell edison ·
What to do and why?

There will be those opposed just because President Bush is in favor. There will be those in favor just because President Bush supports the sale. Jimmy Carter agrees with President Bush on this issue, although he's been one of the president's most vocal critics, especially in the area of foreign policy. Many Republicans are in opposition, as are almost all Democrats currently in Congress. I even heard one prominent Democrat suggest Halliburton take over the task!

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/US/Terrorism/

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usbush224636730feb22,0,7345897.story?coll=ny-leadnationalnews-headlines

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060221/ap_on_go_co/ports_security_9

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/13921401.htm?source=rss&channel=miamiherald_nation

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2006-02-21T201433Z_01_N21145126_RTRUKOC_0_US-PORTS-BIAS.xml&rpc=22

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyid=2006-02-21T214557Z_01_WBT004835_RTRUKOC_0_US-SECURITY-PORTS-HASTERT.xml&rpc=22

Why haven't any American companies bid on this? Why are the British selling? What are the pros and cons? Why has President Bush threatened his first veto if Congress passes legislation to prevent it? If people claim to be against it for national security reasons, why aren't those same people just as adamant about having more control over the borders, in general, for the same reason? Some in Congress have said that our seaports should not be managed by ANY foreign entity; why didn't they speak up in the past over British control? What are the real issues? The questions could go on and on, but all in search of that elusive answer.

Personally, I'm undecided. Are they're any arguments convincing enough to sway me one way or the other? What's your take on it?

Maybe I should go into the seaport management business! What would it take, and who could do it? And again, why haven't any American companies bid on this?

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I'm "on the fence"

by maxwell edison In reply to Tom Tancredo is right

Well, at least I can't be charged with being partisan or following the "god Bush".

You said, "If Arab countries want to do business in this country, they need to get tougher on getting rid of their terrorists."

That sounds like something I could have said.

I'll dwell on it and get back to you.

In the meantime, do you have a pillow? This fence-sitting hurts like ****.

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