Over the transom

From a well-known writer: "Wow, Bush really does care about security, CNN's John Roberts reports on Anderson Cooper. Homeland Security made [United Arab Emirates-owned port security contractor] DP jump through hoops, agree to conditions other companies didn't have to agree to. This is breaking news and we've just learned stuff. What were these conditions?

  1. They agreed to cooperate with any future investigations;
  2. They agreed to turn over documents on demand during any investigation.

"I bet that makes them sweat in UAE."

I'd just add that if our own corporations were required to do the same, THEN we'd be in business...

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