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The bizarre legislation frenzy around the DP World deal

Posted By Obadiah Shoher On March 13, 2006 @ 4:33 am In racism | No Comments

The newest absurdity is prohibiting foreign ownership of critical US infrastructure.

Nobody worried about British P&O managing American ports. Nor could a prohibition be enforced, given the multitude of instruments such as trust arragements, proxy, street name holdings, and so on. Neither is a prohibition desirable: why discourage foreign investment in, for example, AT&T?

And how about domestic ownership? Could the perfectly American CAIR Foundation [1] buy American ports? Could American Arab citizens who happen to be fervent Muslims manage port security or, for example, nuclear power plants? Could American Arabs buy P&O and retain DP World as consultants?

It makes sense to drop the political correctness and say that, yes, people are not equal, that, yes, the enemy has a face. That terrorism is Islamic and that we suspect Muslims particularly, foreign or American.

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