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Friday, February 24, 2006

Port issue quotes [updated]

  • Just so we're clear -- The United States is so threatened by radical Islamic terrorism that American citizens should surrender our fundamental Constitutional rights, but we're not so threatened that we shouldn't turn over management of our nation's ports to a company controlled by the royal family of the United Arab Emirates? -- So-Called Austin Mayor: Port o' Bull
  • First of all, this is a private transaction. But it -- according to law, the government is required to make sure this transaction does not, in any way, jeopardize the security of the country. And so people responsible in our government have reviewed this transaction. -- President Bush

Added:

  • CIA director Tenet told the 9/11 commission that the United States did not target Bin Laden at a camp in Afghanistan in February 1999 because he was meeting with the UAE royal family. -- Atrios via Think Progress

Posted by Marie at February 24, 2006 11:00 AM