So... we have a company from a growing and wealthy state who is looking to invest money into the United States. That company has a lot of money... a fantastic track record... and is an ally of the United States. Plus, it could be the start of a long and profitable business relationship between this wealthy growing economy and the United States.
What do we do? Oh yeah... we have an election year hissy fit and freak the entire country out.
Today I read the news that Dubai Ports World is going to transfer ownership of the port management contracts to an American company. In other words, they're tired of congressional crap and are taking their money somewhere else.
Everybody has been talking about improved trade relationships for the United States. Why in the world are we freaking out over such a potentially lucrative trade deal?
Argh... I'm annoyed. Politics once again sicked the hounds on the best interests of America. Welcome election year 2006... where democracy shuts down for a year in a frantic, uninformed, fear-mongering attempt to get reelected.
That is all.