Bush & India

In Congress’s rejection of the deal that would have turned ownership of many of the nation’s ports over to a company owned by the government of Dubai, the Bush administration reaped what it had sown.

Having stoked people’s fears since 9/11, the president and his advisers were nonetheless unprepared for the sudden, searing blowback from across the country (and especially from members of their own party) at the prospect of placing...

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