[W]e have a very good idea as to why Dubai Ports company wants to run these six ports – it thinks it can make money doing so! As said before, companies have every interest in protecting their investments, and they do this most obviously by turning a profit. . . . This company [Dubai Ports World] has every reason to take all necessary measures to keep its operations safe from terrorism, and to convince the American public that it is doing so. There are no guarantees in life, of course, but at least this company's motivations (and resources) are aimed against letting some terrorist atrocity occur on its watch.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Xon Hostetter has an entirely sensible article about the Dubai ports issue. I recommend it. Here's a tidbit:
Posted by Sheldon Richman at 6:30 AM