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February 21, 2006

Bush Digs In Heels On UAE Port Deal

Genius:

"After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward," Bush told reporters who had traveled with him on Air Force One to Washington. "I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We'll treat you fairly.'"

Ummm... I don't really want to treat them "fairly," if "fairly" is to mean "ignoring everything you know about them in order to pretend the UAE is just as anti-terrorist and trustworthy as the UK."

He says he'll veto any attempt by Congress to scuttle the deal.

For this he threatens a veto.

Thanks to Dorkafork.


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