Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bush Threatens Veto Against Bid To Stop Port Deal

"President Bush yesterday strongly defended an Arab company's attempt to take over the operation of seaports in Baltimore and five other cities, threatening a veto if Congress tries to kill a deal his administration has blessed.

Facing a sharp bipartisan backlash, Bush took the unusual step of summoning reporters to the front of Air Force One to condemn efforts to block a firm from the United Arab Emirates from purchasing the rights to manage ports that include those in New York and New Orleans."

Article: Washington Post

I believe this is an unwise decision, to allow a UAE group control over our national ports. Ports should be in the hands of americans only. However, this will probably go ahead as scheduled. Bush knows where the money is.