From our Stop It George, You’re Breaking My Heart Department, via AP, with thanks to JE:
WASHINGTON – President Bush said Friday the collapse of the Dubai ports deal could hurt U.S. efforts to recruit Mideast governments as partners in the worldwide war on terror.
Mr. President, instead of unilateral displays of trust, why not try a course of specific accountability? Make very clear what behaviors the U.S. will not consider friendly: the teaching of the jihad ideology and Islamic supremacism; the oppression of non-Muslims; the denial of basic human rights such as freedom of conscience. Offer aid from the U.S. to countries that take concrete steps against these evils.
Right now, in contrast, next door to the UAE is one of the world’s chief financiers of the global jihad, and it is a friend and ally of the United States. Yet it is the U.S. that needs to show Islamic nations that we will treat them fairly?