Tommy Franks Defends Port Deal

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    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/2/22/221135.shtml?s=ic

    Former CENTCOM commanding general Tommy Franks said Wednesday that the Bush administration was right to approve a deal for a United Arab Emirates-based company to run six major U.S. ports.

    "We have more U.S. Navy ships using the port in Dubai, Jebel Ali, than any other port outside the United States," Franks told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."

    The former Iraq war commander explained U.S. reliance on the Dubai port facility by saying, "We know he difference between an enemy and a friend."

    "The Emirates is a friend," Franks aid. "That is the best run port that I've ever seen."

    Gen. Franks said the Dubai company had three essential qualities that commend it for the task of running U.S. ports: The capacity to handle the job, the inclination to do it right and security, which he noted "will remain, in any case, in the hands of the United States Coast Guard
     
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    Starting a new thread, how quaint. I posted the same information yesterday.
     
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    so sorry--go ahead and delete it---since its a business transaction I thought it migh be appropriate. :gives:
     

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