February 27, 2006

THIS LOOKS LIKE A NON-STORY: Lots of people are talking about this AP story, which scarily begins:

Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard cautioned the Bush administration weeks ago that it could not determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company seeking a stake in some U.S. port operations might support terrorist operations.

Of course, Rob Port notes that further on the same story says:

The Coast Guard said the concerns reflected in the document ultimately were addressed. In a statement, the Coast Guard said other U.S. intelligence agencies were able to provide answers to the questions it raised.

So what’s the big deal, exactly?