I must say that the brouhaha (I finally found a use for that word) about the US ports being managed by a company from an Arab country raises interesting questions. The political and security issues already have been addressed by numerous newspapers and magazines, but the part that I find most interesting are the viewpoints – that is, the hypocrisies – that are so blatant. For example, many Liberals that are so strongly against racial profiling are adamantly against having an Arab country so deeply involved with our core infrastructure. Meanwhile, many Conservatives who strongly support Bush can’t believe that he is supporting this kind of deal.
Obviously, this blog reflects my beliefs as described in Think Stereotypically, Act Individually. Thus, profiling is the only logical way to proceed until we have a chance to learn more about the organizations and people involved.