This port deal was approved unanimously by a board on which Donald Rumsfeld sits. Rumsfeld claims he was unaware of the deal until after it was approved unanimously.
The administration didn’t do the legally mandated 45 day investigation.
Secret terms of the deal include provisions which allow them to escape standard legal scrutiny.
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- George W. Bush was unaware of ports deal before approval.
- Bush administration recently nominated a former Dubai Ports World executive, David Sanborn, to be the U.S. Maritime Administrator.
- Treasury Secretary John Snow had been chairman of the CSX rail company that sold its port system to Dubai Ports World for $1.5 billion in 2004.
Is this what they meant when we were told back in January, 2001 that the “adults are finally in charge?”