Left of Center: By Yukkione: You don't say.....
You don't say.....
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time : 10:23 PM

Associated Press Writer

The Bush administration secretly required a company in the United Arab Emirates to cooperate with future U.S. investigations before approving its takeover of operations at six American ports, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. It chose not to impose other, routine restrictions.

As part of the $6.8 billion purchase, state-owned Dubai Ports World agreed to reveal records on demand about "foreign operational direction" of its business at U.S. ports, the documents said. Those records broadly include details about the design, maintenance or operation of ports and equipment.

Secret agreements? The Bush Whitehouse?
This bothers me.. Why? Because if they are our ally in the war on Terror, that would mean they HAVE been cooperating. Why this deal then? If they haven't been, then they are NOT our ally. Why do they get to keep their records off US soil? To avoid investigations? Will some future congessional investigation be stymied because of this?

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