You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #9: Oh, yeah. Look at the email I just received from the AFA. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 06:02 PM
Response to Original message
9. Oh, yeah. Look at the email I just received from the AFA.
First time I ever signed one of their petitions.

Help Keep Our Country Secure By Keeping Control Of Our Ports

Dear _____,

Normally we don't ask you to participate in issues such as this, but we feel that this one justifies your involvement.

Our port operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia have been, or soon will be, purchased by Dubai Ports World, a state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates, a firm that manages port facilities. The purchase was cleared by an obscure federal panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, with little fanfare.

The United Arab Emirates government is generally pro-U.S., but the September 11 hijackers traveled easily through the country, and Al Qaeda-linked groups have used its banking system. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is pleading with the administration to reverse the decision. At a press conference outlining his opposition, he said, "Handing the keys to U.S. strategic ports to a regime that recognized the Taliban is not a sound next step in our war against terror."

Several Senators and Representatives are calling for hearings into the matter. This is a matter which deserves a full and complete hearing. Ask President Bush to override the agreement and conduct a special investigation into the matter.

To read the Washington Times article on this, click here. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060220-121022...

Click Here to send a letter to President Bush now!
< https://secure.afa.net/afa/afapetition/takeaction.asp?i... >

Thanks for caring enough to get involved.

If you think our efforts are worthy, please click here to send a small donation.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -They really stepped into a giant Cow Pie with this Port deal Armstead  Feb-20-06 05:51 PM   #0 
  - But really, what can be done? I thought this was a done deal?  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-20-06 05:53 PM   #1 
  - I've heard it's a 'done deal' but haven't seen any proof. Anyone? nt  babylonsister   Feb-20-06 05:59 PM   #5 
  - here  w8liftinglady   Feb-20-06 06:08 PM   #16 
     - "The 30-day window for the committee to voice objections has ended"  BelgianMadCow   Feb-20-06 06:13 PM   #18 
     - What a pile of horseshit. So no one has an inkling of what's  babylonsister   Feb-20-06 06:14 PM   #19 
  - Congress could block it -- I think Bush can too  Armstead   Feb-20-06 06:00 PM   #6 
  - Sean Hannity - "It's just wrong"  Canuckistanian   Feb-20-06 05:57 PM   #2 
  - But Hannity followed with "Clinton did worse", right? nt  Inland   Feb-20-06 05:58 PM   #4 
  - Even if he did the fact that he dared to criticize St. George ...  Armstead   Feb-20-06 06:01 PM   #8 
  - Not this time  Canuckistanian   Feb-20-06 09:39 PM   #44 
  - Wow - Hannity speaking out against *? I think I see the 4 Horsemen  bullwinkle428   Feb-20-06 07:13 PM   #37 
     - And they're all wearing Club Gitmo shirts!  Canuckistanian   Feb-20-06 09:38 PM   #43 
  - The freepers have been complaining that a PRC corp had rights  Inland   Feb-20-06 05:58 PM   #3 
  - They highjacked 4 planes at the same time  katmondoo   Feb-20-06 06:03 PM   #12 
  - They didnt step  Montagnard   Feb-20-06 06:01 PM   #7 
  - Oh, yeah. Look at the email I just received from the AFA.  tanyev   Feb-20-06 06:02 PM   #9 
  - Sno-kones in Hell...I actually found something to agree on with Coburn  karlrschneider   Feb-20-06 06:25 PM   #24 
  - "This is a test. This is only a test  Karenina   Feb-20-06 06:02 PM   #10 
  - racism is a powerful force  Magic Rat   Feb-20-06 06:03 PM   #11 
  - I don;t think it's all racism  Armstead   Feb-20-06 06:07 PM   #14 
  - if it was an Israeli corporation  Magic Rat   Feb-20-06 06:18 PM   #20 
     - Amazing...you sort of hit the "orange button." while "orange suits" are  KoKo01   Feb-20-06 06:29 PM   #26 
  - but there was the same uproar  northzax   Feb-20-06 06:32 PM   #28 
  - I don't want the Brits running the ports either  HeeBGBz   Feb-20-06 06:34 PM   #29 
     - not sure I agree with you  northzax   Feb-20-06 06:54 PM   #33 
        - No they probably can't be trusted either  HeeBGBz   Feb-20-06 06:59 PM   #35 
           - hey, If I were them  northzax   Feb-20-06 07:06 PM   #36 
              - I would at least be suspect  HeeBGBz   Feb-20-06 07:33 PM   #38 
  - It Isn't All Racism  Southpawkicker   Feb-20-06 09:50 PM   #45 
  - No...it's been worked out to work against us...  KoKo01   Feb-20-06 06:05 PM   #13 
  - Don't giive them so much credit  Armstead   Feb-20-06 06:08 PM   #15 
  - You should know better than that....having been here in the trenches in th  KoKo01   Feb-20-06 06:19 PM   #21 
  - I have seen them screw the pooch many times..  Armstead   Feb-20-06 08:28 PM   #39 
  - They're pretty good at that, so it's a distinct possibility. nt  babylonsister   Feb-20-06 06:27 PM   #25 
  - Or the neocons know they won't be out of power anytime soon through  Blue State Native   Feb-20-06 06:49 PM   #32 
  - Well, gee ... what are those folks gonna do with all those dollars?  TahitiNut   Feb-20-06 06:09 PM   #17 
  - Well...I think if Yellowstone wasn't so "compromised" it could be a GREAT  KoKo01   Feb-20-06 06:35 PM   #30 
  - That's an important dot -- security aside  Armstead   Feb-20-06 08:30 PM   #40 
  - Yes and this is when the Repugs realize Bush is a fucking moron  In_Transit   Feb-20-06 06:20 PM   #22 
  - The Free Republic is also attacking Bush over this  wakeme2008   Feb-20-06 06:21 PM   #23 
  - maybe a distraction....  pretzel4gore   Feb-20-06 06:31 PM   #27 
  - Someone posted earlier that this was a ruse (as was Harriest Myers)  louis-t   Feb-20-06 06:40 PM   #31 
     - They don;t usually bother to sneak that through  Armstead   Feb-20-06 08:37 PM   #41 
  - Too many people really bought into this whole "terrorism" myth and  mom cat   Feb-20-06 06:55 PM   #34 
  - A racist nerve  Marie26   Feb-20-06 08:57 PM   #42 
  - and all 911 airports serviced by Israeli owned company  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-20-06 09:55 PM   #46 
  - Just think about this.  Bushwick Bill   Feb-20-06 10:28 PM   #47 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC