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Monday, February 27, 2006

yeah, yeah, yeah, but WHO IS CONDUCTING THE REVIEW

i am NOT a fan of hil's but i DID hear her say something i absolutely agreed with. would we turn our AIRPORTS over to the uae? think about that one

Ports Deal to Get Broader Security Review


By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
The Bush administration said Sunday it will accept an extraordinary offer by a United Arab Emirates-based company to submit to a second — and broader — U.S. review of potential security risks in its deal to take over significant operations at six leading American ports. The plan averts an impending political showdown.
The Treasury Department said in a statement it will promptly begin the review once the company formally files a request for one. It said the same government panel that earlier investigated the deal but found no reason for national security concerns will reconsider it.
In six pages of documents sent earlier in the day to the White House, Dubai-based DP World asked for a 45-day investigation of plans to run shipping terminals in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.
The announcement means the White House likely won't face a revolt by fellow Republicans when lawmakers return Monday from a weeklong break. A united Republican Party can assert that its leaders — both in Congress and at the White House — have taken additional steps to protect national security.
In a statement Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he will recommend that the Senate wait for results of the broader review before acting on legislation to delay or block the deal. Frist said he anticipates oversight hearings to continue to examine the agreement and its implications on maritime security...........

2 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

Doesn't mean a damn thing. Bush already said it doesn't mean a damn thing. But it'll let the Repubes who are running for midterms look like they have a backbone for standing up to Bush and demanding to look at something before they rubberstamp it.

a rose is a rose said...

i know it's meaningless and i also know this is already a DONE DEAL. i'm frightened. not of what you may think. i'm frightened by the LACK of balls by the masses is what i'm frightened by