The following is a statement by Senator John McCainon the debate over the Bush Administration’s decision to allow Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates to manage U.S. sea ports.
“We all need to take a moment and not rush to judgment on this matter
without knowing all the facts.
The President’s leadership has earned
our trust in the war on terror, and surely his administration deserves
the presumption that they would not sell our security short. Dubai has
cooperated with us in the war and deserves to be treated respectfully.
By all means, let’s do due diligence, get briefings, seek answers to all
relevant questions and assurances that defense officials and the
intelligence community were involved in the examination and approval of
In other words, let’s make a judgment when we possess
all the pertinent facts. Until then, all we can offer is heat and
little light to the discussion.”