Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bush Ports Deal Stinkier!

More disturbing facts have surfaced on the Bush administration decision to allow an Arab-owned company, Dubai Ports World, to operate six of the major ports in the United States:

According to Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich he received no advance notice until the deal was done even though the Baltimore port is one of the ports involved.

Treasury Secretary John Snow whose department headed the secret federal panel that signed off on the deal, was chairman of the CSX rail firm that sold its own international port operations to Dubai Ports World for $1.15 billion in 2004, a year after Snow left to join Bush's cabinet.

David Sanborn who ran Dubai Ports World's European and Latin American operations was tapped by Bush last month to head the U.S. Maritime Administration.

The Bush administration evidently thinks like this.....don't tell the governor responsible for the security of his state about the deal to sell his port. (No need to wonder why.)

Put Snow was in charge of investigating a company his old firm sold its ports to. (Why not put VP Cheney in charge of investigating the Halliburton Iraq contracts while you're at it?)

And, just to make sure the fox is in the hen house, why not put a Dubai Ports World senior executive in charge of U. S. Maritime operations!

Rotten isn't it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get mad, America, real mad! Your vote this November and in 2008 will relegate this incompetent administration to history's trash heap!