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February 17, 2006

Bush Administration Determined to Strike New York Again

Now I'm not an expert or anything, but I'm guessing that the 9/11 Commission never suggested outsourcing Port Security in and around the New York area to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates.

So Gonzales, Rice, Rumsfeld, Snow, and an other Bush
administration officials conducted a security review and decided--
unanimously--that the sale did not post a national security threat.
How thorough was their investigation? They did not conduct
background checks on senior managers of the company, nor did they
ask how the company screens its own employees. You know, just in
case a terrorist wants to infiltrate the company that now has
unprecedented and unfettered access to our ports.

Think Progress compiles some handy facts for us about the UAE.

-- The UAE was one of three countries in the world to recognize
the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

-- The UAE has been a key transfer point for illegal shipments of
nuclear components to Iran, North Korea and Lybia.

-- According to the FBI, money was transferred to the 9/11 hijackers
through the UAE banking system.

--– After 9/11, the Treasury Department reported that the UAE was not
cooperating in efforts to track down Osama Bin Laden's bank accounts.

How George Bush "won" the election claiming to be tougher on National Security issues is simply baffling.


  • At February 17, 2006, Blogger kelley b. said…

    Of course how he "won" the $election is beyond you, cookie Christine.

    He's a criminal. You aren't. It's that simple.

    Keep up the good work!

  • At February 19, 2006, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Say, are these the same guys that were guarding that Yemeni prison?

  • At February 22, 2006, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    To be fair, they're now saying that Bush didn't know about this deal until late last week.

    Umm...he didn't know?

    WTF? Although I think I do feel a little safer with Chimpy out of the least until I think about who might be calling the shots. Better the evil idiot I know than the evil idiot I don't.


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