Senator Kenny made me proud, and Senator Boxer pissed me off.
I'd never thought I'd be complimenting a Liberal Canadian politician over American lawmakers when it comes to the issue of anti-terrorism measures, but I guess there's a first time for everything.
Sen. Colin Kenny, a Liberal Party member and chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defense, basicaly repeats what I stated a few days on the matter of the Ports Deal which is turning the U.S. political scene upside down at the moment.
And get this!!! He praises Bush!
"I don't think we have a better and more staunch ally in the war on terrorism than the UAE, and I think that's why we're seeing President Bush draw a line in the sand," said Kenny.
And finishes off with a good dose of common sense:
Kenny said Americans should be more concerned about criminal involvement in longshoremen unions in North America and what he termed the "very low standards" of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, which must be followed at all sea ports.
Which is more than what I can say for the for certain Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California):
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, told CBS' "Face the Nation": "It is ridiculous to say you're taking secret steps to make sure that it's OK for a nation that had ties to 9/11, (to) take over part of our port operations in many of our largest ports. This has to stop."
A nation that had ties to 9/11?! Because two of the 9/11 hijackers were UAE citizens automatically renders the whole nation as a significant player to the disaster?
Using this hag's logic, the United States has "ties" to every single criminal activity done by its citizens in Foreign countries.
Be warned the U.S. lawmakers are not doing themselves any favors here, if this is enough to piss a guy like me off, I can't imagine how it will play among the naïve folks back in the Middle East. Turning whatever allies you have left in the Middle East as enemies is a big price to pay for score some cheap political gain in an election year.