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February 28th 2006

Chandler’s Legacy

I loved this quote in AP’s obit on Otis Chandler, discussing his early efforts to expand the paper:

The paper then was considered parochial and partisan, a mouth-piece for conservative political causes. Almost immediately, Chandler set out to make the paper one of the country’s best. He moved it toward the political center ….

The little joke: A conservative paper can’t be great, but a “center” paper can. The big joke: The LATimes is a “center” paper.

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February 27th 2006

Aloha Blogging Schedule

We’ll be leaving for the airport shortly and flying all night back to the mainland. We arrive in SoCal at 5 a.m., when the family will return home and I’ll soldier on to the Bay Area for an all-day meeting. What a way to end a vacation!

So expect light blogging until the internet and I have a chance to hook up again.

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February 27th 2006

He Wants To Die Healthy

Saddam Hussein has ended an 11-day hunger strike
for “health reasons”, his chief lawyer has said. (BBC)

It would have been so nice of him to just waste away ….

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February 27th 2006

Hearings Aren’t Helping Ports Deal

Coast Guard concerns about the Dubai Ports World deal surfaced at the outset of the new 45-day review period:

“There are many intelligence gaps, concerning the potential for DPW or P&O assets to support terrorist operations, that precludes an overall threat assessment” of the potential merger, an unclassified Coast Guard intelligence assessment said.

“The breadth of the intelligence gaps also infer potential unknown threats against a large number of potential vulnerabilities,” said the half-page assessment. Officials said it was an unclassified excerpt from a larger document.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said the concerns reflected in the excerpt ultimately were addressed and that other U.S. intelligence agencies answered the questions raised. (source)

Since the Coast Guard has front line security responsibility for ports, their concerns carry weight — and they really show the sorry state of port security as much as they raise concerns about the Dubai deal.

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February 27th 2006

NYT Gets It Right On Nigeria

Today’s lead NYTimes editorial gets it right on Nigeria: Why Nigeria is important to us, and not just because of oil, and why we need to help straighten things out there.

See also:
The First Modern Oil War?
Oil Wars, Part II

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February 27th 2006

Criminals, Despots And Democracy

Jackson Diehl’s WaPo column today unravels the complexities of the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis.

Remember that story? Vague, complicated, “over there,” we generally missed the 400% increase Putin wanted to charge for natural gas, Europe’s feverish reaction, and a detente created by a new deal.

But that’s not the story. The story, as Diehl lays it out, is one of Putin’s continuing efforts to keep the Ukraine in the Russian orbit. A Euro-allied Ukraine with Democratic priniciples is such a threat to Putin’s increasingly authoritarian state that he crafted a devil’s deal:

Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yushchenko, and Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov had agreed to purchase Ukraine’s gas through a Swiss trading company whose owners and beneficiaries are publicly unknown — but are rumored to include senior officials and organized crime figures in both Russia and Ukraine. They granted this same shadowy company a 50 percent share in the business of delivering gas to Ukrainian consumers. They accepted a price deal on gas delivered to Ukraine lasting only a few months but guaranteed that rock-bottom rates charged by Ukraine for the storage and transit of Russian gas to the West would be frozen for 25 years.

It’s such a nasty deal that it threatens to turn the Orange Revolution Red. Read the whole piece.

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February 27th 2006

RU For An Abortion Solution?

The morning after pill, RU-486. I always hated that name because I thought it might have been deliberately selected as a big joke. “86′ing” means dumping overboard. Are you for 86′ing your baby? Then take this pill.

Disgusting.

Anyway, the debate that is taking place in state legislatures across the country serves as a model for a solution to the abortion issue. Here’s WaPo on the story:

Filling a void left by the Food and Drug Administration’s inability to decide whether to make the “morning-after” pill available without a prescription, nearly every state is or soon will be wrestling with legislation that would expand or restrict access to the drug.

More than 60 bills have been filed in state legislatures already this year, and that follows an already busy 2005 session on emergency contraception. The resulting tug of war is creating an availability map for the pill that looks increasingly similar to the map of “red states” and “blue states” in the past two presidential elections — with increased access in the blue states and greater restrictions in the red ones.

Just take out “morning after pill” and substitue “abortion,” and we’d have an abortion situation that could be dealt with. The courts have pushed abortion to a federal issue by deciding state law cases that set national precedents. Unfortunately, that’s probably the next step with these RU-486 laws — litigation and precedents.

How much better if the federal judiciary just left this to the states!

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February 27th 2006

Doin’ The Dubai Stall

The proposal by Dubai Ports World to submit to a further, deeper 45-day review may solve the political issues raised by DP World’s effort to operate American ports, but it doesn’t solve the structural issues.

Here I go again, quoting in agreement a senator whose policies and pronouncements I generally find appalling, Chuckie Schumer:

“If, after the 45-day investigation, it’s kept secret, it’s given to the president, who after all has come out for this deal already, I don’t think that’s going to assure the American people.” (source)

The new investigation, like the old, will be conducted by CFIUS, which exists to expand trade through the approval of deals that generally involve competitive issues the parties need to keep secret. You don’t want your competitor sitting in the front row of CFIUS hearings where the price and terms of your big deal are being discussed.

That’s fine for the sale of widgets in a pre-9/11 world, but it doesn’t work on deals like this in times like these. A new process is needed, and 45 days are not enough to develop that process. The right outcome of this blow-up is that we fix CFIUS.

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February 27th 2006

Sunset Beach At Sunset

We got to Sunset Beach … when else? … at sunset. Sorry for the graininess of the photo, but it took some work to lighten this up.

The waves were “only” about 10 feet, about a third of their famous height. Still, it was a beautiful beach, and our drive two-thirds of the way around Oahu was the sort of experience that burns in beautiful, life-long memories.

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February 27th 2006

End Of The Line For Oil Bombers

Two of the men at the top of Saudi Arabia’s al Qaeda “wanted list” were among the five terrorists turned into Swiss cheese by Saudi paramilitary forces. Reuters:

Saudi forces on Monday killed about five suspected militants believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on the world’s biggest oil processing plant, security sources said.

A firefight ensued at dawn after security forces besieged the men, who were hiding in a villa in the affluent al-Hamra district of east Riyadh where several Western residential compounds are located.

Tough times for al Qaeda, eh? Despite having 4400 pounds of explosives at the gate of the world’s largest oil refinery, they accomplished no damage, and within days, everyone involved in the attack is dead. Good stuff.

hat-tip Breitbart
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