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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 06:02 PM
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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

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