“After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward,” Bush told reporters who had traveled with him on Air Force One to Washington. “I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We’ll treat you fairly.‘” (Breitbart/AP)
Um, okay, Mr. President. How about, “Because the British haven’t attacked us since 1812?” Not that that has to be the precedent, of course. Hey, I’d be willing to reconsider selling control of six of our largest ports to a Middle Eastern company in, say, maybe half that amount of time.