Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Kiss Of Death On Dubai Deal

If you needed more convincing that the sale of US port operations to a UAE-owned company is a scary proposition, there's this:
President Bush is taking a battering from fellow Republicans ... over the administration's support for a decision that gives an Arab company control of some commercial operations at six major seaports ... but he got a boost Monday from an unlikely source, frequent critic and former president Jimmy Carter, who downplayed fears that the deal poses a risk.

''The overall threat to the United States and security, I don't think it exists,'' Carter said on CNN's The Situation Room. "I'm sure the president's done a good job with his subordinates to make sure this is not a threat.'' (source)

That from the man who let the Panama Canal go, opening the door to China's operation of port facilities at both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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