Sampling Arab Media on UAE Ports Issue
Marc Schulman has a small sampling of some English language Arab media columns reacting to the American fury over the DP World management of US ports at American Future. One of them is from Saudi Arabia's Arab News.
The attempt by a group of US Congressman to block the takeover of six US ports by an Arab company is wrong . . . this is bigoted nonsense that once again raises the deeply objectionable notion that all Muslims are terrorists . . . President Bush is right to say that if this deal is blocked, it will send entirely the wrong signal to the rest of the world about the even-handedness of US foreign policy. The suspicion must be that these US legislators are playing to the electoral gallery in advance of the November elections.