The Bush Conspiracy
Charles Martel:I hate conspiracy theories - but is not beyond the bounds of reason that Dubya is playing the "bring it on" card?
A terrorist attack via the ports would be a perfect excuse for Dubya to seriously ramp up the war on Islam , cough, ahem, i mean the war on "terror".
And if the attack can be traced back to the Iranians - well, there you have it.
Snouck:Well, if that was the intention of Bush, I would think that he and his co-conspirators would want to be in control of the terrorist infiltration in order to keep an eye on it. If there is an terrorist attack on the USA and in the investigation it is found that it indeed came through an UAE-controlled port then Dubya will be blamed.
Neither he nor his coterie want to take such responsibility. As illustrated by the cover-up of Cheney's" drunkeness when he shot his friend a week or so ago. These guys want to be in control, but I guess that the group of people that Bush is loyal to, are not just American or even Western, but that he is loyal to a group that encompasses powerfull Middle Easterners too and that Bush trusts these people. Obviously many US citizens do not feel the same level of trust as Bush does.
You and I do not know whether these people are really as reliable as Bush seems to think. But if Bush's trust turns out to have been unfounded by a future terrorist attack then he will be in very dire straits.
I do not know why he exposes himself so much. It is the same with his attempt to appoint that Miers woman as a Chief Justice. Bush seems to be lacking in judgement. That is a disconcerting conclusion when we realise that the West is in a conflict that is so new and unusual in shape and outline requiring vision and the ability to define possible new avenues of attacks that can be used by the enemies of the West.