When members of congress take homeland security seriously, it's a welcome development. Unfortunately, Tuesday's bipartisan hissy fit over the Bush administration's approval of a Dubai company's $6.8-billion deal to manage six important U.S. ports is neither serious nor welcome. (LA Times)
Much Ado Over DP World
I am witnessing some heated debates on the American television channels these days over a matter of great significance here: namely, of DP World gaining control of six major US ports, among others, through its acquisition of the London-based P&O. While the issue is taking many strange twists, truth, it appears, is a casualty. (Khaleej Times)
We Cannot Allow Torture
Europe must ensure that CIA activities here comply with human rights laws, now and in the future. (The Guardian)
Why Only Few Feel the Danger?
Listening to Secretary Rice addressing the Senates' Committee on International Affairs and reading the recently published American plan for a decade of conflict with Islam, raise alarming concern. The image of the Middle East presented in both is quite vague and stands at stark contradiction with the region's public will and aspirations. (Asharq al Awsat)
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