Chertoff Goes Mum on Portgate
Posted on Feb 21, 2006
By Blair Golson
Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff on the proposed deal to cede control of six U.S. ports to the United Arab Emirates: “The discussions are classified. I can’t get into the specifics here.”
Truthdig doesn’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of port ownership logistics, but we are troubled by Think Progress’ revelation that a country linked with international terrorism is going to have dominion over 40% of the U.S. cargo bound for Iraq.
From CNN via ThinkProgress
On CNN’s Feb. 20 “Late Edition,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff refused to explain why the administration plans to turn over control of operations at six of the nation’s largest ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates, a country with ties to international terrorism.