Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Port Security: The Torture Never Stops

This doesn't even require an editorial comment.

From The Daily News Washington Bureau:
The Dubai firm that won Bush administration backing to run six U.S. ports has at least two ties to the White House.

One is Treasury Secretary John Snow, whose agency heads the federal panel that signed off on the $6.8 billion sale of an English company to government-owned Dubai Ports World - giving it control of Manhattan's cruise ship terminal and Newark's container port. Snow was chairman of the CSX rail firm that sold its own international port operations to DP World for $1.15 billion in 2004, the year after Snow left for President Bush's cabinet.

The other connection is David Sanborn, who runs DP World's European and Latin American operations and was tapped by Bush last month to head the U.S. Maritime Administration.


  1. Anonymous7:44 PM

    It gets better:


    "... Dubai Ports World, owned and operated by the UAE government, will also take over a major contract managing the movement of military equipment for the U.S. Army."

    Just when you think the news couldn't be more bizarre.


  2. And Bush says he'll veto any attempt by Congress to stop or delay the sale legislatively. How would that be for his first veto? What a jackass that guy is.

  3. Follow the money. This adminstration stinks to death of it.

    I wonder how Bush would feel if we outsourced his Secret Service security to friggin' Dubai.

  4. William Bollinger7:29 AM

    Carla, I have a feeling that when the shit finally hits the fan, and the sheeple realize what's been done, he WILL have outsourced his Secret Service security to Dubai, because he sure as hell wouldn't trust a true loyal American.