President Bush is aggressively defending his decision to allow the United Arab Emirates government owned Dubai Ports corporation to take over the management of six -- wait, make that 21 -- of America's most important harbors. The man is so serious he has threatened to use his first veto should Congress attempt to block the deal.
However, my investigation has turned up a new angle to this developing story. To prove that America has nothing to fear from Arab companies Bush has turned over the security of the White House to another Arab-owned firm. "After all," Bush declared, "anything less would send the wrong signal to our allies in the Middle east." In fact, the White House has already adopted some of the suggested security measures, as can be seen from the photo below.
UPDATE: Joe Conason at Salon explains Dubya's loyalty to Arab dictators.