Now Bush didn’t know about the port deal?
President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at
six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab
Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the
White House said Wednesday.
Defending the deal anew, the administration also said that it should have
briefed Congress sooner about the transaction, which has triggered a major
political backlash among both Republicans and Democrats.
Bush on Tuesday brushed aside objections by leaders in the Senate and
House that the $6.8 billion sale could raise risks of terrorism at American
ports. In a forceful defense of his administration’s earlier approval of the
deal, he pledged to veto any bill Congress might approve to block the
agreement involving the sale of a British company to the Arab firm.
Ok Congress didn’t know, Bush didn’t know, the Joint Chiefs didn’t know,
Rumsfeld didn’t know. Who the hell is running our government? This is a total
lack of oversight or a major lie. The
GOP congressional hearings on this subject should get really interesting.