NY and MD governors Pataki and Erlich have spoken out against the ridiculous notion of Dubai Ports World securing US ports and will explore legal actions to cancel lease agreements at ports in these states. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Monday that he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, will introduce legislation prohibiting the sale of port operations to foreign governments. They had better hurry up.
The AP reports that "Critics have noted that some of the 9/11 hijackers used the UAE as an operational and financial base. In addition, they contend the UAE was an important transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuclear components sent to Iran, North Korea and Libya by a Pakistani scientist."
Didn't Bush say that you are either with us or with the terrorists? Didn't he say that he won't do business with countries that harbor terrorists? He must forget all the stuff that he tells the American people. He ought to pick a story and stick to it.
Amazingly Jimmy Carter approves of the Bush plan to allow this company to secure out ports. One wonders what to believe. Furthermore, why can't an American company secure the ports with American workers who could certainly use the jobs?