Perhaps this was the best Rove-scheme ever... getting the Left to demand profiling!
But do you think that folks will turn away from the Dems for being hypocritical, or will they think they came to their senses?
Given President Bush's weak position in regard to protecting our southern border, this is a bad issue for him to use his first veto on.
What it comes down to is a question about how much we can trust the UAE to vet its employees in positions of trust, and how well the U.S. can oversee their procedures. We don't know, because the whole deal was done in secret by a very small number of people, and we're still not getting information.
I think President Bush is making a mistake on this issue. If anything, we should be moving away from outsourcing control of our ports to corporations, who these days don't have loyalty to a country.