A Lesson For Bush: You Reap What You Sow
Date: Saturday, February 25 2006
Topic: Eye on Uncle Sam
And don't expect Bush to remind people that Saudi Arabia has enormous investments in the USA and that most of the accused 9/11 "terrorists" were from Saudi Arabia. One can only hope that the insanity will finally bring enough disgust to really make some democratic changes to the world of greed. 4Canada
The Toronto Star
President tries to defend ports sale to Arab firm
Feb. 25, 2006. 01:00 AM
Irony is a constant in politics. Since Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush has deliberately defined the world in the black-and-white, us-versus-them language of his war on terror. Now, the rhetorical demons he so assiduously promoted are coming back to bite.
They are doing so in the form of what should be a run-of-the-mill corporate takeover. A company based in the United Arab Emirates has bought another company based in the United Kingdom.
In a normal world, this would be a ho-hum event. However, in the fraught world of Bush's war on terror (or "long war" as he now likes to call it), the sale is anything but.
The ostensible problem is that the British company, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., manages six vital U.S ports, including those of New York, Miami and New Orleans.
The sale would put management of these ports in the hands of an Arab, state-owned company, Dubai Ports World.
What's more, critics of the sale say, two of the 9/11 terrorists came from the U.A.E.— a country made up of seven emirates, including Dubai.
What more need be said?