Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dubai Ports Issue...

It's over.

Michelle reports thru CNN:

"A United Arab Emirates-owned company has agreed to turn over all of its operations at U.S. ports to an American entity, Sen. John Warner said Thursday.
Reading a statement from DP World on the Senate floor, Warner, a Virginia Republican, said the reason is "to preserve" the strong relationship between the UAE and United States.
The announcement comes after congressional leaders reportedly told President Bush that the deal for DP World to assume some operations at six U.S. ports appeared dead on Capitol Hill.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, delivered the news to Bush during a meeting Thursday at the White House, two Republican sources said."

Michelle has more with links, reactions ect..

I see this as a win win all around. The situation gets resolved in the manner the people wanted and Bush doesn't look like a wimp that caved. The Republican congress looks like it stood strong on the issue so it can't be used against them in the elections AND our Middle Eastern friends can't be mad at Bush on the matter since he stood up for them.