February 23, 2006 02:37 PM
We Can Be Confident They Will Protect Our Nation's Ports From Rare Middle Eastern Bird-Muppets
So, about this ports thing. We don't see what the big deal is. These UAE guys are just like us! They even like to go on top-secret bird-hunting trips with their wacky rich pals:
For years, Persian Gulf state elites hunted rare birds of prey, houbara bustards, in the bleak hills surrounding Kandahar. In the late 1990s, according to former U.S. and Afghan officials, a number of prominent Persian Gulf state officials and businessmen flew into Kandahar on state and private jets for secret hunting expeditions.
...Some satisfied hunters heaped donations on their Taliban hosts, officials said