Friday, March 10, 2006

Dubai Ports World, The Harriet Miers of Shipping


(My buddy Kvatch reports)--

Dubai Ports World has pulled out of the deal to run six of the US's container facilities. Check. We all know that. Halliburton has been mentioned as a possible replacement. Whoa, huh?!

The conspiracist in me encourages you to think about this in light of how the Miers/Alito circus was orchestrated.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I should have had some coffee before reading your blog, Jay.
Aye-yi-yi!
CH

Intrepid Liberal Journal said...

The concept of using Dubai to make Halliburton more appealing sounds ridiculous on the surface. But with this administration one cannot entirely dismiss the possibility either. I suspect they genuinely wanted Dubai's DP World but since that fell through, they see Halliburton as a perverse way of making the best of it.

The Contrarian said...

This may be a prime example of the cliche "Be careful of what you wish for..."