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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:36 PM
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Dubai & Dubya in dash for lifeboat (Urged to partner with US Firm)
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 03:37 PM by RamboLiberal
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/396685p-336188c....

The White House is quietly pushing a Dubai company to "significantly restructure" and partner up with a U.S. outfit to keep the port deal from sinking, sources told the Daily News yesterday.

"It's in the hands of the company now. ... They're going to have to significantly restructure," said a Republican source familiar with White House expectations.

A revamped deal to allow Dubai Ports World to take over six major U.S. ports - including Manhattan's cruise ship terminal and Newark's container depot - would have to be something along the lines of the Marine One contract.

British- and Italian-owned AgustaWestland had to take on Maryland-based Lockheed Martin to win the contract to build the President's helicopter last year.

"A lot of people are talking about this, a subsidiary or a deal like that," a congressional source confirmed.

Article mentions Halliburton is best equipped to take on the deal - Surprise, Surprise!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:39 PM
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1. Won't halliburton become a teensy bit overloaded with work to do one day?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:41 PM
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3. bu$h will just change the name of our new nation: United States of >>
Halliburton
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:55 PM
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5. Well, they can always outsource to India...
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:41 PM
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2. Guess Halliburton bribes the repukes better than anyone else. nt
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:53 PM
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4. related: Halliburton Eyed for Dubai Ports Deal
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/3/4/103744.shtm...

(please excuse the source - info seems correct)

The Bush administration is working behind the scenes to defuse the Dubai Ports World controversy by having the UAE-based firm team up with an American company.

According to the New York Daily News, which first reported the new White House strategy on Saturday, "one snag may be that sources say the U.S. company best equipped to partner with DP World is Halliburton, once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney."

But a role for Halliburton may not be such a "snag" after all, since the controversial company's involvement has already been endorsed by leading ports security critic, Sen. Charles Schumer.

<snip>

Schumer explained that Democats hate Halliburton not for any security reasons, but because "they made large amounts of profit" from what he said were no-bid contracts in the Iraq war.

...more...
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redphish Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:07 PM
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6. Was there really any doubt that halliburton would get it?
It was probably planned this way the whole time.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:09 PM
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8. Welcome to DU, redphish!
Enjoy your new addiction to the news :hi:
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redphish Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:20 PM
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9. Oh, it's an old addiction, just wantin' to see what others thought.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:07 PM
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7. if they think Halliburton will play cut Americans this will only
reveal the strong connection between Cheney and the UAE and Bush

so lets watch the show...
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tecelote Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:17 AM
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10. America - Love it or leave it.
It's not like it's a Democracy anymore. You either bend over or pack your bags. The will of the people no longer matters. The dictator and his puppets have already won. America has been sold out and now we are so deep in debt we have nothing left to sell except our souls.

This deal is so unpopular that, in a real Democracy, it would be denounced and derailed by our representatives. But, even though some posturing is going on, we all know it will go through.

Halliburton and Dubai?! That's evil teaming up with evil. It's not in America's best interest. But, when did that matter? As long as money is made and the rich get richer.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:05 AM
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11. Haliburton?......That treasonous bunch of yahoos!!
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