The state of New Jersey has put its figurative foot down over the dubious Dubai port deal. Good for them. Let's hope they've started a trend.
It's hard to believe that the executive branch actually needs a diagram to figure out why there's such a flap about this. All I can think of as a reason to justify the deal is that, possibly, there are enough U.S. intelligence operatives in place within the UAE company to make the Bush administration comfortable.
It's nice that the president feels good about it, but what of the dismay of U.S. citizens? Like the hapless Lucy in the old TV show, he's got some 'splainin' to do.