Okay, so there's a lot of controversy about the Dubai Ports deal, even among conservatives. Question: If Dubai Ports takes over management of the ports, who will be in charge of security? The Dubai company, the Coast Guard, who? Question: Will the workers themselves change, i.e. the longshoremen who handle the containers. Question: If the answers to the above are that the Coast Guard or another federal agency is in charge of security, and the workers will continue to be the same American longshoremen, what is the danger with this deal? Tommy Franks is in favor of this deal. He doesn't seem to me to be the type of guy who would endorse a deal that would compromise security at our ports. Having said that, I'm not picking a side here. When I first heard about this, I thought it was nuts. Now that I'm hearing more details, I'm not so sure my initial reaction was warranted. Looking for intelligent debate and no flaming, if such a thing is still possible here in Chit Chat.