Friday, April 14, 2006

Never Can Say Dubai

TPM Muckraker April 14, 2006: "Here's a scenario straight out of NBC's The West Wing: Following a recommendation to allow the takeover by a Dubai-based company of a British defense firm with plants in the United States, the president now has 15 days to decide if he will hold up the deal. Plants owned by the British Doncaster company help make Abrams tanks, so this takeover is more security-sensitive than the DP World ports merger two months ago. He let the last one through and vigorously defended the deal, only to face a firestorm of criticism afterwards. Think, George: what would Josiah Bartlett do?"

And then there's this:
Just outside the main gate of the huge U.S. military base in Bagram, Afghanistan, shopkeepers at a bazaar peddle a range of goods, including computer drives with sensitive — even secret information — stolen from the base.

"This week, an NBC News producer, using a hidden camera, visited the bazaar and bought a half dozen of the memory drives the size of a thumb known as flash drives. On them, NBC News found highly sensitive military information, some which NBC will not reveal." Earlier, the Los Angeles Times had published what indeed appeared to be sensitive material.
Just remember, you red state retards: It's All Clinton's Fault. It's All Clinton's Fault. It's All ...

2 Comments:

Anonymous ashley said...

One of the best post titles I've seen. Oh, and thanks for putting that earworm of a song in my head.

4/15/2006 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardon the source but now it seems DHS has fired the Brit company on port security. Wonder what was wrong with them? Maybe infiltrated by terrorists, too...?

4/17/2006 06:26:00 AM  

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