Thursday, February 23, 2006

Stop the presses

The StarTribune editorial board is talking sense.
On the suddenly hot issue of American ports being managed by a United Arab Emirates company, everyone needs to chill. It's fine if Congress wants more time to look at this deal (although Congress' record on the issue of port security is itself scandalous), but most of what has been raised in protest seems, as President Bush said, more than a little xenophobic toward anything Arab.

Dubai Ports World is one of the largest international ports managers. It operates ports in Australia, India, China, Germany, Indonesia and Romania, to name a few -- without problems. DP World is by all accounts a very professional and highly regarded company.

Read it all. It is the most objective editorial that I ever remember from this outfit. Color me stunned.