As TP flagged yesterday—and many of this morning's papers note in detail—experts say there's little substance to the qualms over the sale. The LAT has a particularly good piece offering facts to counter the fears: "Trade and security specialists said U.S. criticism was unjustified, given Dubai's support for the Bush administration's anti-terrorism campaign and its close connections to the U.S. military. Dubai is a primary staging base for the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf." Said a spokeswoman for L.A.'s port, which is already managed by fer'ners, "Who's leasing the terminals on paper is one thing, but it doesn't have much to do with who controls the day-to-day operations."I was a little disappointed that Mark Shields only obliquely noted the obvious. But I was totally amazed by Bobo's genuine amazement about the uproar. Where has this guy been for five years?
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!