Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lawmakers still angered, but growing resigned over ports

US lawmakers were losing hope of being able to block the controversial takeover of operations at several US ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, with the deal becoming final on Thursday.

Members of Congress from both parties kept up their attacks against the impending 6.8 billion dollar sale of the British firm which manages the ports to Dubai Ports World, citing security concerns.

They conceded, however, that they are powerless to prevent the sale from going forward, and placed their hope in an 11th-hour intervention by US President George W. Bush.
Powerless! Aren't they the fucking United States Congress? Almost everyone in Congress is against this deal. Couldn't they, oh, I don't know pass a law or something?


Blogger AJ said...

I believe the obvious answer would be because they are 90% either bought or blackmailed out.

12:44 PM  

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