When you read this AP article
substitute "Iran" for "United Arab Emirates" and ask yourself it it makes you a racists or a xenophobe to want to get to the bottom of this classic case of Bush breaking the law and misusing our government for his own purposes. Documents Show Secret Deal on Ports Sale
By TED BRIDIS
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under a secretive agreement with the Bush administration, a company in the United Arab Emirates promised to cooperate with U.S. investigations as a condition of its takeover of operations at six major American ports, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The U.S. government chose not to impose other, routine restrictions.
In approving the $6.8 billion purchase, the administration chose not to require state-owned Dubai Ports World to keep copies of its business records on U.S. soil, where they would be subject to orders by American courts. It also did not require the company to designate an American citizen to accommodate requests by the government. (snip)
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., added: "These new revelations ask more questions than they answer."
The disclosure of the negotiated conditions came as the White House acknowledged President Bush was unaware of the pending sale until the deal had been already approved by his administration.