Thursday, February 23, 2006
The UAE Scandal Continues to Grow
1.) Global ports operator DP World welcomed news that 1 of its sr execs, Dave Sanborn, has been nominated by Bush to serve as Maritime Administrator, a key transportation appt reporting directly to Norman Mineta the Sec of Transportation and Cabinet Member.
2.) The UAE has some of the worst human rights records in the whole world: "Trafficked children are used as camel jockeys. The child victims are reportedly starved to make them light, abused physically/ sexually, denied education and health care, and subjected to harsh living and working conditions."
3.) The Bush WH and the Dubai govt had a secret deal which involved info cooperation in exchange for the approval of the takeover of our port operations... keep in mind these negotiations were underway while the prez claims he was completely "unaware" of the deal.