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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 05:28 PM
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1. Excellent piece/supplementary reading "Business as Usual" Bush family/UAE
I saw Sirota on Countdown making this argument. . .it is always about $$$$$ for Bushco

Kicking and Nominating for greatest, and adding this piece from Joe Conason on Bush Family's 20 year ties with the UAE:

Good one page summary, well worth reading, just out in Salon (I sat thru the commercial) -- found it linked in a DU thread that's sinking like a stone.


Business as usual

Bush's strong support of the Dubai ports deal isn't so surprising in light of his family's many financial ties to Arab sheikdoms.
By Joe Conason

Feb. 24, 2006 | To hear George W. Bush urge calm upon the nation is a refreshing change from his administration's habitual encouragement of fear for political advantage. No more color-coded terror alerts, election-timed warnings or partisan-tinged posturing will emanate from the White House, or at least not until Dubai Ports World has safely completed its takeover of several major American shipping terminals. The president's shift in tone is as remarkable as his threat to use his first veto in five years to protect the Dubai deal in the face of bipartisan congressional opposition.

But Bush's passionate defense of the United Arab Emirates and the ports deal inevitably raises questions -- not only about the due diligence of his administration in this instance but about his and his family's long-standing ties to the Persian Gulf sheikdoms, and specifically to the UAE's rulers. His insinuation that skepticism is equivalent to bigotry cannot deflect such concerns, which first arose in the months after the 9/11 attacks.


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