Wow, President Bush really wasn't kidding when he told us he was a uniter and not a divider. He's pretty much united the entire nation against him with this deal selling our ports to the United Arab Emirates.
According to CNN.com:
Bush, who has yet to veto a bill, warned Tuesday that the United States is sending "mixed signals" by attacking a Middle Eastern company after a British firm ran the ports for several years.Gosh. Okay. Hmmm. Let me see if I can give this a try. Could it be because so many Middle Easterners, with the help of Arab Middle Eastern governments, are actively trying to kill us?!? I'm just throwing it out there.
Lawmakers who have called for the deal to be blocked need to "step up and explain why a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard," he said.
It's also nice that the president has finally found something he's willing to use the veto on after five years: a bill to block the sale. I think this will be just the thing to finally disabuse people of the longstanding notion that he's in the pockets of oil interests.
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