Port Management Team Cartoon

Photo: Cartoon on Dubai port controversy

Ken Kelly found the above cartoon at MSNBC. He asks, “Once again, the National Security angle is obvious. Isn’t it?”

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  1. Jonk says:

    Wow…MSNBC huh? That looks more like something I would see on FOX.

  2. Jonk says:

    Yes, I do realize the differing POVs of those two news organizations, I am just surprised to see MSNBC role out that kind of commentary.

  3. Wayne says:

    What about the fact of the U.A.E Company already owning a company that owns the Miami port?

  4. RA says:

    It is not obvious. Port security rested with the Coast Guard and Customs having nothing to do with the UAE.

    The US is going to need moderate Muslims to win the war on terror. When we dump on moderate Muslims they will only give us lip service instead of helping us hunt the real terrorists.

    It is counter productive to piss off people who WERE helping us. Of course the Democrats are pleased that we dist one of our allies in the war on terror.

    PS… I don’t care how many people thought this was the right thing to do. It was not.

  5. denise says:

    I agree with RA about the ports deal, but I read the cartoon as mocking the beliefs that are apparently out there about it.

    Damnit. It is so hard to tell sarcasm from sincere commentary anymore. This thing sure looks like a parody.

  6. Wayne says:

    Most people I know still think that it is a major security issue and the MSM have not done their job of informing the people otherwise. The cartoon looks like to me it is reinforcing the false perception. Remember the old Hollywood saying, â??Perception is realityâ??. I agree with RA post. In the end it hurts our war on terror.