Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bush Boyzzz Are Nuts! Nuts! On Security

This Administration seems to have serious brain-deficiencies on the topic of "security:"

The senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee sought assurances Friday over a no-bid contract the Bush administration is finalizing with a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said he was concerned there will be inadequate oversight in the Bahamas, just 65 miles from Florida's coast. He cited a story published Thursday by The Associated Press describing the $6 million contract involving radiation-scanning at the largest seaport in the Bahamas.

The administration acknowledges its contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running sophisticated U.S. radiation-detection equipment at an overseas port without American customs agents present.

As Mark Levin points out:

...in this case, the Chinese would be responsible for security, including scanning U.S. bound cargo for radiation that might be emitted by plutonium or a radiological weapon. And while the Chinese company (Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.) is a Hong Kong corporation, so what? Its chairman has close ties to top Communist dictators and the Chinese military. Like everything else in China, the company answers to the government. At one point, our government concluded that the company was a potential threat for illegal arms shipments. Today it claims otherwise.

Hutchison Whampoa was a Friend of Bill, too. Anyone who read the American Spectator during the days of Bill and The 'beeste has a visceral 'red flag' warning when encountering the name.

But hey--Globaloney has reigned in the Bush family for years--just ask the one-termer.

2 comments:

China Law Blog said...

Does anyone really think China has any incentive to let a nuclear bomb go through to the United States right now?

Dad29 said...

I'm not fool enough to test that theory. Are you?