RE: Andy Rooney Video:Fair & Balanced !
Andy Rooney was probably funny back when he was still wearing cloth underwear and the Rolling Stones were actually good. I have a very good sense of humor, but if you think Andy Rooney is funny, then we're just operating in two different realms of humor, which is fine. I prefer Jon Stewart to Rooney's ramblings, but then again I think SpongeBob is hilarious too.
Even Andy Rooney admits that he doesn't know that much about the ports deal, and I haven't focused on the mechanics of the deal itself.
If American organizations haven't developed the expertise to run their own ports, they are not going to develop it overnight. Given the present environment, I would prefer not to have an Arab owned organization run our ports. Then again, I'm stereotyping when I say that. If all of the due diligence is done correctly, I don't think there is that much of a problem with outsiders running our ports.
Conversely, you could have an American owned company staffed by Arabs running the ports. So what then?
We have to realize that we operate in a global economy. We no longer exist in a vacuum, and our national economy, which is still powerful, is just one piece in global trade. The things that I said about outsourcing earlier still stand in this situation.