16 March 2006
Dubai and Our Ports
There was a letter to the Editor recently in which the writer, who had been involved in the management of one of our ports, stated that no one company managed all the loading facilities at any of our ports, and that security of the ports was the responsibility of the Coast Guard and Homeland Security. Also, that non-American companies had been managing loading facilities for years, without insurmountable problems. In light of this, it seems to me that the news media has done a very poor job of explaining the situation to the public. Somewhere along the line, someone should have dug a little deeper to root out the facts, instead of fomenting the mass hysteria. Oh yeah, that's right - they're in business to sell papers, not necessarily to investigate thoroughly.