George Baker, the US Editor in the Times wrote an interesting piece on his blog today regarding the bizarre reaction to the Dubai Ports buyout of P&O.
Baker argues that the comments many politicians have been "opportunistic populism that enables, exploits and empowers the very worst instincts of some Americans. It has no basis in economics or in concerns about national security. It is chauvinism and pandering of the most contemptible sort."
Full piece here
Baker's spot on in my view.