Many of us, I'm sure, are a bit confused by why Bush is so steadfast in his support of the deal involving the company from the United Arab Emirates taking on oversight of US port security. Most of us think it doesn't make sense, I'm sure.
But the other day, I saw Steve Forbes defending the idea. The report introduced him as a "prominent businessman who thought it was a good idea," except that this prominent business man happens to be a member of my favorite neo-con think tank, the the Project for the New American Century. That's the one to which Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush and others belong to, whose policies the Bush Admin has been advancing in Iraq, Iran, etc. Their main stated goal is American imperial dominance over the world (follow those links), and the indications are that they have fascist leanings.
So... Obviously, when I noticed that they trotted out Steve Forbes, out of all "prominent businessmen," to defend this craziness, I realized that the plan probably has P.N.A.C. origins.
So, I pose this to the board's more seasoned conspiracy theorists: why in the world would this organization want an Arab State-owned company in charge of this extremely sensitive area? Why, to the point of this kind of exteme defense you hear from Rumsfeld and Bush? What goal, knowing what we know about this organization, is being served here?