On the waterfront

A diversion from the fight against terrorism
If President Bush were running for reelection, he would probably be opposed to letting an Arab company run six American ports. Most likely he would listen to the advice of his political strategist, Karl Rove, who recently gave candidates his game plan for electoral success: run on national security, and stress that you, unlike your opponent, understand the ruthlessness of terrorists and the gravity of threats before us in the post-9/11 world. Many members of Congress seemed to be mindful of Rove’s advice as they blasted away at the Bush administration for allowing Dubai Ports World to manage shipping terminals in the U.S.


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