Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Port SeBigotry

Whether or not Democrats can score some political points by criticizing the Administration for turning over security at a number of U.S. ports to a Dubai-controlled company, I think its absolutely shameful of Democrats to make an issue of it in the way that they have.

The stunt is obviously for political benefit - the Dubai-based company has been involved in American security operations in the past and is extensively screened for potential security risks. Democrats have publically stated that they think this is one of the many issues they can use to shrink the Republican advantage on national security.

But instead of arguing about legitimate concerns in the screening process, Democrats have exploited anti-Muslim sentiments in order to turn the public against the Administration. If the Republicans had done this Democrats would have called it racism. When Democrats do it, we should call it racism too.


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