How else do you explain this latest nugget concerning the Dubai ports deal?
And I particularly like the potential for tit-for-tat. One wonders if one of the underlying motives of the Dems in this case is to make the Arab oil-producing states mad enough that, not only will they pull investment and block US companies, they will take steps to drive up the price of petroleum, thus capsizing the US economy and creating the "recession" that they've been insisting exists throughout the past few years of continually-improving economic signs.
To quote Big Daddy from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", this has one "powerful odor of mendacity".
Hat tip to SonicFrog!