Dubai Ports deal and allies in the middle east (3+ / 0-)
I was dismayed by the way in which the Democratic establishment seized upon the Dubai Ports World deal as a means to burnish their foreign policy credentials at the expense of the Bush Administration. If we are to reform the Arab world, it will require building long-lasting economic links between our societies, and making common cause with political moderates against the Islamists. As has been noted, the Islamophobia evident in the reaction to the DPW deal (which was largely fueled by the Democrats, it must be noted) has had serious consequences. What is President Carter's position on the DPW deal and what strategies does he support for reaching out to the moderates in the middle east?
by azizhp on Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 10:50:35 AM CDT
Today, President Carter did me the immense honor of replying. Read on...
Answer to azizhp: In an interview on CNN, I publicly supported the DPW as
soon as the issue arose. My agreement with President Bush on the issue was
highlighted that evening by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. There was no
threat to U.S. security, and it was a false and demagogic issue.
I asked a follow-up question, but really I am quite satisfied to have had a reply - especially the right reply.