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DH Lawrence of Arabia?

Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in Port Whine, Uncategorized | Posted on 26-02-2006

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Speaking on “Fox News Sunday” about the UAE/ports controversy, Joe Biden said: “The fact of the matter is that there are some people — I’m sure this is anti-Arab bashing.”

Perhaps he had in mind New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, who wrote:

“Those clever dudes from Dubai may not only change the composition of America’s harbors and ports but, next up, America’s poetry. Soon it’ll be: By the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining big sea water – stands an Arab. … But the United Arab Emirates, doorkeepers to the United States of America? Think a hungry Persian cat at the entrance to a mouse hole. Some say this has the aroma of a garbage truck stalled on a street in August. I, naturally, wouldn’t say that. I am too diplomatic to risk angering…”


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