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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:33 PM
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US Nat'l Security Run By Unelected Political Strategist Facing Indictment
Good one from Susan G. at Kos:

"Bush: Dubai ports storm hurts war on terror

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Friday he was troubled by the political storm that forced the reversal of a deal allowing a company in the United Arab Emirates to take over take over operations of six American ports, saying it sent a bad message to U.S. allies in the Middle East... Bush said the United States needs moderate allies in the Arab world, like the United Arab Emirates, to win the global war on terrorism."

Yet from ABC we learn:

"White House Asked Dubai Ports to Pull Out

March 10, 2006 -- - The White House asked Dubai Ports World, a company owned by the United Arab Emirates, to give up its management stake in U.S. ports, to save President Bush from the politically difficult position of vetoing a key piece of legislation to protect America's ports, ABC News has learned."

Color me officially confused. By their own misguided logic then, doesn't that mean Bush just made the call to expose us to more risk in the war on terror? I thought he was the "stay the course" guy, determined to protect as at any political cost, no matter what the polls say.

Wait ... hold it. It wasn't Bush after all, CBS tells us:

"CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante reports the announcement came about after the company's consultations with White House political strategist Karl Rove."

I'm so relieved that we've finally openly acknowledged that the national security apparatus is being run in this country by an unelected political strategist who faces indictment on possible espionage charges.
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