MD Gov. Ehrlich Takes Measures to Stop Arab Port Deal

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    Has anyone heard justifiable reasons why this deal should go thru?????





    http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20060221-122944-3254r.htm
     
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    The one I heard was that UAE is willing to invest the billions of dollars it will take to do the job and the company has an excellant track record. The UAE is one of the most progressive Arab countries in the mideast. We would be absolutely thrilled if Iraq comes out looking anything like UAE. I'm still in the middle of the road on this one on this one because thier is so much we don't know.
     
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    I wish the White House would come out and tell us their rationale for this. Silence is bad in these situations. Or have they, and I missed it?
     
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    Bush just came out and said it's going through and he will veto legislation to block it.
     
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    I agree--they are handling this poorly--so far. They have been challenged and need to explain ( for the sake of political wisdom if nothing else).
     
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    This is strange.
     
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    Did he give any explanation?
     
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    Just that the company is good, the vetting process is fine , blah blah, "YOu're doin a heck of a job, brownie!"
     
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    Not really----The mid-term elections are right around the corner and the left and those Republicans who feel a need to distance themselves from the president are taking this issue and running with it. It's a chance for them to pretend that they are REALLY interested in national security when in all actuality they are against everything the administration puts out in the interest of national security. Politics as usual. Smoke and mirrors.
     
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