“Dubai Ports World said that until a sale was finalized, its U.S. businesses would operate independently. The announcement was the first time it had described plans for the newly acquired U.S. operations as a sale and indicated that it would retain no stake.
Dubai Ports World has said those U.S. operations are worth about $700 million.
Seymour, the president of Dubai Ports World's U.S. subsidiary, said there was "already significant interest in the sale from American buyers.”
I doubt very much if any American buyer is willing to spend $700 million dollars to purchase the U.S. operations. The high likelihood is that Dubai World Ports will spend the next six months trying to improve its image. At the end of that time, it will successfully obtain the approval of both houses of Congress. There is no substantial reason to oppose this deal. The vast majority of Americans are not bigots. They reject Arab bashing extremists like Pat Buchanan and the Daily Kos.