As Bush says, we are at war, and if we are honest we will acknowledge it is a holy war with roots in the Middle East. That being said:

The Bush administration has approved a deal in which a United Arab Emirates company would operate six major ports in the United States.

A U.S. government panel has determined that the UAE firm, DP World, would not endanger national security.

DP World, based in Dubai, has offered $6.8 billion for the purchase of a British firm that operates the ports of Baltimore, Miami, New York, New Jersey, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

DP World intends to acquire the London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation [P&O] Co. The sale was expected to be approved on Monday.

Does anyone find this bizarre? Control of major ports to a Middle East company? No increased security risks? Oh, thatís right, we are not allowed to profile, no matter how sane it may appear.

The question is not whether or not the company or its employees are bad people, as most of them are probably good and decent human beings. The question is whether or not it increases the likelihood of a corrupt or corruptible opponent in the war is allowed greater access to the gateways of the country.

Does this make you sleep better at night?

posted at 13:26:29 on 02/13/06 by clearpolitics - Category: War - [Permalink]

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