The UAE based companyDubai Ports World controversy has reached to every corner of the U.S. and beyond. For those of you who have been living in a box underneath a Queen size for the last week, a merger of Dubai Ports by another company would give Dubai Port World port authority for 6 major ports of entry to the U.S.
A concern for me, and others, is that the UAE is a known haven for terrorists and at least 2 of the terrorists in the September 11 attacks were from the UAE. Why would any sane person hand over the security of our ports to a country who harbors the enemy? I wonder if supporters of the merger leave their house keys hanging on a hook outside their front door?
An AP article today shows the goodwill of the UAE as it donated more than $100 million for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Is this supposed to soften us up for the merger? Even a child molester offers a sack of candy to his victim.
The administration said there was no connection between the request for U.S. approval of the $6.8 billion ports deal and the UAE contribution.
Riiiiiight. I find that hard to believe when:
The United Arab Emirates has long-standing ties to the Bush family.
There was one comforting line in the article that said the owner of Dubai Ports was not on the donor list. That just gives me a warm fuzzy all over!