James Pinkerton In Newsday
seems to have grasped that England isn`t Arabia, which is something that neither the Wall Street Journal
nor the President of The United States seems to grasp.He quotes the President as saying: "I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a great British company."
Well, that`s simple; only some of the British are Arabs, while all of the Arabs are Arabs, and after recounting all the sins of the UAE, (which are numerous) Pinkerton adds:
So in challenging critics of the port deal, the president actually put the issue the wrong way. The critics aren`t holding the U.K. and the UAE to a different standard; they are holding the two countries to the same standard. And according to that single standard, Britain and the UAE look different: The British look sterling, while the Arab Emirates look mottled, at best.[Bush won`t fight ports deal By James P. Pinkerton Feb 23, 2006]
In the meantimed, via Mickey Kaus, I see that Grover Norquist is saying "The only whiners left by next week will be the registered bigots."
Grover Norquist thinks bigots ought to be registered? He would.