Dubai Was A Peaceful Alternative To War
Would a liberal with serious bone fides be able change the Democrat response to Bush's solutions on terrorism from automatic antagonism to agreement on even one issue? Would they in some cases actually agree with Bush?
Still, Tom Friedman sees the Dubai Ports deal as the very peaceful alternative that Democrats have been preaching since 9-11. Friedman writes:
What's ironic is that if Democrats who hate the Bush was in Iraq actually had a peaceful alternative policy for promoting transformation in the Arab-Muslim world, it would be called "the Dubai policy": supporting internally driven Arab engines of change.
Friedman is surprised at the Democrat opposition to the ports deal because he thinks their politics are motivated by what would be good for the country rather than what benefits their party. While both Republicans and Democrats saw the public opinion polls and quickly jumped to nix the deal, I was hoping there would be one stalwart Democrat to suggest this was a good deal. However, given their ownership by today's unions, there was never going to be support by any of them. As I said before, McCain continues to grow on me as a statesman with the interests of this country ahead of his party and polls.