For all those that think the US will play a key role in securing global trade against terrorist acts in the coming years, I would suggest that you think again. And that's because according to CNN, US Congressional Representative Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who will serve as "Chair of the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks."
Now don't get me wrong. I don't exactly believe our current President has much to offer in the way of foreign policy trade and intelligence qualifications at this point. But for a Congressional Committee Chair to fail to grasp even the basics of what he will be asked to appropriate funds for -- not to mention investigate -- is scary indeed. In fact, I'd suggest that if you believe your global shipments are at risk for terrorism in the coming years, that you start to hire your own intelligence service, as it's highly unlikely the US government will come through when it's needed most.