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More Port "Absurdity" - V

Seems now that those jumped on the "Ban Dubai" Tsunami of last week are making a hasty retreat due to this developement.

I expected this once they made their political statements - satifying their bases/unions, and therefore showed their ass, and in turn showed they will dive in the lake before they see it's shallow. Thus - they bumped their collective heads.

"The Bush administration will conduct a highly unusual second review of potential security risks in a business deal it previously approved for a United Arab Emirates-based company to take over significant operations at six leading U.S. ports.

The new, 45-day investigation is aimed at averting an impending political showdown as Congress returned to Washington on Monday from a weeklong break.

"We think this is a good middle ground that has been found," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who helped negotiate the plan, quickly recommended that lawmakers wait for the outcome before acting on legislation to delay or block the deal. Frist, R-Tenn., said he expects oversight hearings to continue this week.

In six pages of legal documents sent Sunday to the White House, Dubai-based DP World offered to submit to a second, broader investigation of its plans to run shipping terminals in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.

The Treasury Department, which governs the U.S. review panel, said it would accept DP World's extraordinary offer once the company formally filed its request for one. It said the same government panel will reconsider the deal that it earlier had agreed unanimously posed no national security concerns.

Some senators, led by Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said they still intend to introduce legislation Monday to block the deal pending a 45-day review and to require congressional approval before DP World can conduct business in the United States. Under existing law, Congress effectively has no role considering deals."


One of the Senators showing their ass (sorry for the mind picture) is Hillary Clinton. Who incidently has no room to talk. As we learn from this from Gateway Pundit:

"As Sweetness and Light pointed out, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) already runs 9 ports here in the US!

And, it was back in 1997, when Hillary was serving as co-president, the Saudi owned shipping company (NSCSA) began service between North America and Italy, Greece and Turkey?

This just proves that the Clintons have evolved a long way since 1999 when they claimed that port control was "silly stuff".


So we'll have a 45 day review, and the deal will go through as it should. By that time Democrats will have another "story" to run, another "cause" to effect, and even the conservatives, those "rabids on the Right" will be still crying foul and saying, "We sold out". They are an embarrasment to us all.

Yet in their hypocrisy they do prove the Bible Proverb:

"He who speaks against a matter without knowing the facts of the matter is a fool."

UPDATE: Frist flips again. As as said, he now supports the ports.




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