Don't do it George!
|Okay, this includes absolutely nothing about my trip to the Pacific Northwest. I’ll get to that soon. But I wanted to get my two cents in regarding the US Port issue and how we as a country are responding to it. I have generally been reluctant to comment too much on some of our nations politics as I tend to be rather unhappy with both parties, but with this, I feel things should be pretty clear.|
Don’t do it George! That’s right. Don’t do it. Get on that red hot line right now and tell the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to announce that they have decided to back out. Do whatever you need to do to not let this issue continue to move forward. Because it is not just bad politically, it is also bad policy!
Here’s why. If this deal goes through, a foreign government will own a business that manages our ports. Not a foreign business as in the past with the company from Great Britain, but a foreign government. This is not about race. To me it does not make any difference who that country is, they should not own businesses that are involved in either strategic or sensitive issues in the United States. And this certainly qualifies.
Now, if a private company from the UAE bought in, that would be different, but this is a foreign government. A big difference! I am amazed that the administration cannot see the political problems here. As some have suggested, they seem to be tone deaf on this issue.
Finally, lest you think I am only smacking the administration, here’s a little love for our congress. Couldn’t you have done this behind closed doors? Your actions in challenging our President publicly on this issue have not helped to resolve this situation. You have however, managed to get some good footage to use in your next reelection campaign. I guess that is what is really important. I think we deserve better, what about you?