A new book, "Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA," written by Rowan Scarborough, sheds a little light on the Dubai Ports deal:
Former Inside the Ring co-author Rowan Scarborough has written a new book revealing a key reason the Bush administration pressed hard for the 2006 deal for the United Arab Emirates-based Dubai Ports World to take over management of several U.S. ports.
According to Mr. Scarborough, the administration wanted the deal to go through because the UAE government had agreed to let the United States post agents inside its global port network who could report on world shipping.
"Dubai Ports, in essence, was going to become an agent of CIA," Mr. Scarborough said in an interview. "The arrangement is helping us detect whether any kind of terror contraband was being moved around."
The book also makes this claim regarding the Valerie Plame leak:
...Justice Department officials think the CIA itself leaked that they had referred the press exposure of CIA officer Valerie Plame to Justice, which triggered the administration's biggest political crisis.
Maybe this will be the last word on Valerie Plame. Good riddance to bad rubbish.