I am appalled, worried and severely disappointed in our government’s “blessing” on the sale of the British firm that manages six of our major ports to Dubai Ports World. What are we thinking? According to your front-page (2/21), “lawmakers of both (U.S. political) parties say they are worried about terrorist infiltration.” Duh! Who wouldn’t be?
What kind of security checks will put in place to make certain that once again Americans will not welcome terrorists into our country with open arms and later find them attacking our citizens in the worst possible way?
Wake up, Washington, before it is too late. I am beginning to think that no one in the government should be re-elected. We need to start over from the top down.
Since 9-11, we, as citizens of the United States, have had to go through a lot of changes in how we travel, renew documents, i.e. drivers licences, and other things in the name of protecting ourselves. What I don’t understand is why the man who tells us to be aware of things, to keep us safe, would let a foreign, state-owned company control our ports. It is like hiring the fox to protect the hen house.