Not that I think it is a good idea to have a company owned by the UAE government controlling six major ports in this country, nor that it is prima facie a bad idea.
What I do know is that the xenophobia pushed by the administration in pursuit of the GWOT is *the* reason for this, no matter whether the Democrats are capitalizing on the political problem growing out of the deal.
Bush made his bed now he has to sleep in it. Pathetic.
The point is that it doesn't even matter whether it is in reality a bad idea. It is a bad idea in concept on purely political grounds. The fact that they couldn't get it right says a lot.