Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dubai Company to Give Up Stake in U.S. Ports Deal

WASHINGTON — After Republican leaders warned President Bush that the House and Senate appeared ready to block Dubai Ports World from taking over some U.S. port terminal operations, the company said it would give up its management stake in the deal.

This is, in my opinion, a victory for national security, but also for Republicans. Read this next paragraph:

The Thursday announcement was a blow for Democrats, who were pushing for a Senate vote on an amendment that would halt the deal. If they succeeded in that vote, Democrats could then claim a big election year win in the area of national security — an area Republicans generally have a stronger track record on.

Yes, that's what I was also worried about. Democrats really, really need something to make them look good on issues of national security. They're desperate for it. Why would we want to give them what they want?

Well, either way, I'm really glad this happened. What's y'all's take on it?