February 28, 2006

DP World Requests Second Review?

On February 27, 2006, AP's LIZ SIDOTI reported from Washington, "With the [port] deal under intense bipartisan criticism in Congress, the Bush administration agreed Sunday to DP World's request for a second review of the potential security risks related to its deal." Emphasis added.

I realize this is White House spin. The White House wants to avoid looking like it is caving in to pressure from Congress for a 45-day security review. But this White House spin puts it in the rediculous position of "agreeing" to a foreign corporation's request for a security review. Since when did the White House start entertaining such requests from foreign corporations, or is this request from a foreign government?

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