This contract should have been stopped at an earlier stage, but at this point doing so would cause too much damage to our relations with moderate Arab states. There are no very good options. The best exit strategy is this: (1) Allow the contract to go through; (2) give it heightened scrutiny by assigning a team of U.S. government agents to work inside the company at least for the first few years to make sure security is tight and information closely held; (3) have the team report every six months to both the executive and a select congressional committee.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Fresh from providing a suggestion that exactly predicted a way to get Harriet Miers to withdraw gracefully and allow the President to appoint a more qualified conservative to the Supreme Court, Charles Krauthammer ponders the brouhaha over Dubai Ports World and proposes a solution.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:26 AM