Skip to comments.Is President Bush Living In a Pre-911 World?
Posted on 02/19/2006 1:01:35 PM PST by Brian_Baldwin
The Bush administration refuses to take control of the Mexican border, despite 911 and the dangers such careless lax of security exposes our citizens to, and now the questionable outsourcing of control operations over six major U.S. ports to a company hosted out of a terrorist-sponsoring Middle-Eastern nation, a precarious enterprise which is endorsed and defended by the Bush administration to the outrage of many among both parties, Republicans and Democrats. Before 911, any political advantage and money contributions some Republicans thought they would gain from Corporate and big-Agra business which break U.S. laws through hire and exploitation of illegal aliens to the demise of the American Middle-Class, and any ill-gained Republican votes they thought they would garner from voter fraud of illegals or those voters who identify more with Mexico than America was in itself questionable, but after 911 it is an irresponsible and dangerous border policy. Yet, these special interests are of more importance to the Bush Administration than the safety of our citizens and our national security. Pre-911 the idea of a Palestinian State was questionable, and as predicted by many conservatives that such a state would simply be a Palestinian Terrorist State and a victory for Hamas was proven correct, a prediction pooh-hoed by the Bush Administration. Post -911, it is not only irresponsible of the Bush Administration to pursue and bully an Israeli retreat, it is dangerous to continue such a fantasy, as dangerous to America as it is to Israel. Now with the outsourcing of one of the most coveted targets for international Middle-Eastern terrorists - the ports of the United States - to interests which have obvious ties to the same simply attests to an uncomfortable reality to right-minded thinking Americans:
. . . that the Bush Administration is (now) living in a pre-911 view of the world, a pre-911 mentality that is likely to lead to the death of many Americans at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
There use to be what many conservatives called The Eastern Establishment among Republicans - the Rockefeller Republicans ("La Cooka-Rocka-Fella Republicans") whose main concern was, and is, global Corporate interests of Big Business, special interests which are of more precedent to such party hacks than American values and the interests of the United States and our people.
It looks like the Bush Administration is wearing the check-pants of this wing of the Republican Party, which isnt conservative, and has a pre-911 view of the world, a fantasy world that is going to have consequences for the security of America and world peace in general. Giving the terrorists back-door means to attack the West doesnt contribute to world peace, it destabilizes world peace because the same terrorists will advantage whatever weakness the West gives to them. Buying and selling, free trade, global corporate interests, all of this isnt the same as freedom. For that matter, the Bin Laden family runs a very good construction industry - why not just let the Bin Laden family rebuild the World Trade Towers?
It is a pre-911 mentality that is going to do us harm. For me, it is clear, the Bush Administration is as much in the pre-911 mentality as the worst of some Democrats.
What is Rudy Giuliani's opinion on the port question? Has he made any statement in this regard? He is a likely candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and in that I would consider him as such a candidate, I would like to know. Where is he on this? With those who have a post-911 view of the world, or a pre-911 view of the world that the Bush Administration seems to have?
Can you be more specific?
Appear capable in the war on terror.
Not only has Bush turned his back on the border, he's turned his back on Texas and that is really perplexing to me.
I'm sorry this is a CONSERVATIVE website. You must of turned Right by misstake. You must of been looking for Druggies Unglued and posted this here in error.
Really amazingly arrogant and stupid comments about a President who is responsible for more dead Islamic terrorists them the vanity poster, or his poltical idols in the Democrat Party, ever will be
This controversy over the ports is a tempest in a teapot.
The Prez said this weekend that this is a dangerous world. Maybe he knows something that puts some things such as open borders on the back burrner.
LOL, was that a note to yourself? Well... it should have been.
Grab your bong. Anything by a Baldwin makes more sense if you're stoned.
You made a complete fool of yourself on the last thread. What are you doing, going for two?
I agree. However, the border issue is huge and would give Bush the gas he needs to finish strong. I don't know why he soft peddals it so much.
Yes, everyone is wrong but those who wish to allow states with massive numbers of people who wish to do the U.S. harm, to gain access to our ports.
I can tell where you got your handle. You've been reading to many of your own posts on this topic.
Thanks for saying what most people with more than 2% brain activity are thinking.
he's at it again!!!!!
Bush is wrong on the border and Illegal Alien issue. This site is perfect place to post this. Bush is on his way out and we conservatives need to think hard if we want to continue with the Bush open border policy.
I have relatives in El Paso and what they see and tell me would turn your stomach. Our own feds went after two American policemen when they shot a Mexican drug runner.
See this article...it may change your mind.We are bordering on madness
the only people you speak for on this site are your troll friends, noob.
LMAO. Buy a clue if you can't figure them out for yourself.
This issue is very simple.
No, you are not; but don't ruin the party for everybody else. :-)
In business school, we called it "groupthink."
Honestly, MNJohnnie, you are such a fawning bushbot.
Still trying to get Harriet Meirs on the Supreme Court ?
Brian_Baldwin, you are absolutely right. This is about putting globalist corporatism ahead of the national interest. "Citizens of the world" can be free trade, open borders, WSJ types as readily as they can be Europe worshipping UN lovers.
So Clamenza, you're another person who doesn't know that two of the 09/11 hijackers came from... (drumroll here)...
Ah yes, no reason whatsoever to think this might be problematic... /s
Since Feb 18, 2006
Right, and on FreeRepublic we have a word for your side, "Poopthink".
You are a troll.
A certified troll.
Yeah, but only if you can read.
I've got a great idea. We're just way to over-protective these days. What a bunch of worry-warts we've turned into.
At our homes let's leave our cars unlocked with the keys int he ignition. Let's leave the front door wide open at night. Let's put a sign on the front lawn, "Virgin In the Front Bedroom" please don't come inside, you might wake the parents upstairs in the back.
Let's let our three and four year old children play on the front lawn near heavy traffic with no adult supervision. Let's not buy that car insurance. To hell with healthcare coverage.
Knives can be left where children can reach them. Caustic substances can remain under the sink without a protective latch. Don't replace that freyed extension cord.
Let's not teach our children gun safety. If the ten year old wants the car, for God sake give them the keys.
National security is nothing more than taking preventative measures to protect the national family. By God, screw it. Who needs it?
Let's finance our largest global adversary's militaristic desires.
Let's forget about the Panama Canal and a Chinese presence there.
Let's allow COSCO to ply our coastlines and most vital ports.
Let's let foreign nations run our ports.
Let's continue to allow people to come here from terrorist states.
Let's continue to allow our national home to be invaded by three to five million unknowns each year.
Let's cut back our military.
Let's close as many bases as possible.
Let's cut our Navy in less than half.
Let's destroy about 95% of our nuclear arsenal.
Space, aw let's go through the motions, burn off as much funds as possible and achieve nearly nothing.
Space, let's watch other nations progress while we act as if we're impotent.
Education, hey let's double the budget of a department that is hell bent on destorying our values system.
Education, let's continue to allow the DOE to produce students that place something like 19th in the world.
Yes, none of this matters. Those of us who think they do are just way too easily disturbed.
Sorry about your case. I didn't know.
And you're a poopy head! Your mother wears combat boots and your sister has the Cooties! ;-)
The UAE is a collection of Emirates, with Dubai (where the company in question is based) being the most liberal and pro-American of the bunch. Each Emirate is self-governing under a general federation.
UAE, Palestine to set up a joint investment firm
And what are the thoughts of these Emerate's citizens toward the United States? We certainly know what the thoughts of two of them were.
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