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Bush will veto any bill to stop port deal
AP ALERT

Posted on 02/21/2006 12:32:20 PM PST by Brian Mosely

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Bush says the deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and he will veto any bill that would stop it.


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To: Brian Mosely

His very first veto...


101 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:14 PM PST by snowsislander
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To: RegulatorCountry
The Republican Party learned a long time ago to stop asking me for money.

Nor do I work for their candidates, or support them in any way.

My decision, some time ago, has been vindicated over and over again.

102 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:15 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a fatal disease that must be eradicated from the body Earth.)
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To: DC Ripper

Astoundingly, it will.


103 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:15 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Brian Mosely

Story breaking on Drudge too....not much news at present. Apparently, Pres. Bush issued his statement from Air Force One.


104 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:32 PM PST by indcons
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To: Brian Mosely

He signed the odious campaign finance reform bill and every lousy spending bill that has been passed in his five years on the job. But he's going to veto this one? Maybe he really is as stupid as his detractors have been saying all these years. Oh well...at least it gives the Republicans a chance to distance themselves from an unpopular president before the fall elections.


105 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:34 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Brian Mosely

Then our Congress and Senate had better over ride it.


106 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:39 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: oblomov; All

"Why can't I QUIT you?!"

"Brokeback Compassionate Conservatism"!

107 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:45 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet; firebrand
Dubai allows for women to dress as they wish and allows for Christians to worship as they please. They have BARS and NIGHTCLUBS that serve alcohol! You can buy the finest wine and food there. Great golfing too.

They also allow for open investment for any American company. Its only fair that we do the same.

I should also mention that is is home to the GREATEST airline in the world:


108 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:51 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: All
Bush called the pool back at about 2.30 to issue a very strong defense of port deal... MORE... On port deal he said he would veto any legislation to hold up deal and warned the united states was sending "mixed signals" by going after a company from the middle east when nothing was said when a british company was in charge. Lawmakers, he said, must "step up and explain why a middle eastern company is held to a different standard." Bush, sporting the air force one fight jacket and a tie, was very forceful when he delivered the statement... MORE...
109 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:58 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: antaresequity

Where are all the bushbots? Everything Bush does is great right bushbots? Ol Rush and Hannity can try to help him on this one but Bush is showing his true colors - he is against America defending itself from foreign invaders. I cant believe Im saying this but one has to wonder why are we fighting this war when we are allowing terrorists to walk across our border and control our ports? Bush has proved himself to be a liar when it comes to protecting the homeland.


110 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:58 PM PST by sasafras ("Licentiousness destroyes order, and when chaos ensues, the yearning for order will destroy freedom.)
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To: Bikers4Bush

I agree. Foolish statement by the President about a "veto", if true. Was Jimmy Carter standing beside him as he spoke?

This issue looks like election year gift from the President to the democrat party.


111 posted on 02/21/2006 12:43:59 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: jdm

It appears "The I'm voting for Perot, who's this Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer Camp" has already been set up.


112 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:09 PM PST by new yorker 77 (Conservatives who eat their own are a liberal's best friend.)
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To: hipaatwo

I don't like this ports sale ... it sucks!


113 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:19 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: antaresequity

Isn't it ironic that the socalled imperial president has never vetoed a single bill? Impish, more like.


114 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:26 PM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: dirtboy

"Makes one wonder what the hell is going on here."

It do, don't it. Something's mighty fishy here, if Bush is threatening to make the only veto in his Presidency over this issue.

Somehow, we're not seeing something in this somewhere. It will emerge, though. It always emerges. Let the leaking begin.


115 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:28 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Brian Mosely

If I was a Democrat, I'd challenge the veto threat. Bush hasn't vetoed one yet.


116 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:35 PM PST by ruschpa
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To: Bikers4Bush
"Even if he ultimately wins, which I doubt, he will lose significant political face over this."

Really, remember CFR? He said he'd sign it if it hit his desk. It did, he signed it and got reelected. Now he's drawn a line in the sand on this issue. After this threat and the Harriet Miers flip-flop he can't back down now.

117 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:35 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: Bikers4Bush; Kenny Bunk

This will be good for House Republicans. They already plan to run against Bush this year on illegal immigration, this will add bonus points.


118 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:38 PM PST by Shermy
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To: demlosers

True, this could be part of a major quid pro quo that we cannot back out of. If so, then, as usual the White House PR is lousy (unless it's so sensitive that they'd rather take the credibility hit than spill their guts on the goings-on).


119 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:47 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (History is a work in progress)
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To: antaresequity

Pres. Bush is certainly no Reagan. Of course Reagan had to deal with a Dem. HOR.


120 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:48 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Lazamataz; All
POST OF THE DAY!!!!

from Laz...

"The Bush Administration is simply the Clinton Administration with slightly cleaner rugs."

121 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:50 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Brian Mosely

No good will come of this. This whole issue will blow up right in the White House's kisser...unless it slowly backs away from it as they did with the Meirs nomination.

Thoughts?


122 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:51 PM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: freedomson
Bush Clinton Bush Clinton

Shouldn't that have been in quotation marks?

123 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:51 PM PST by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
"Absolutely stupid decision by Bush. Bad for US security, bad for the Republicans, bad for Bush."

It's especially troubling because now 'rats like Chuck Schumer and John Kerry who, all along, believed the WOT to be a nuisance, can scream "The President isn't protecting us. How can we trust him now?" Not that the American people, by and large, will buy into 'rat rhetoric, but surely 30 to 40% will.
124 posted on 02/21/2006 12:44:54 PM PST by jdm (You can learn a lot about paranoids just by following them around.)
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To: antaresequity
Is there anything they will not do for a buck?

I do believe Hillery Clinton will be our next president. Its a done deal.
125 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:14 PM PST by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: traderrob6

So everyone is concerned is a "bedwetter?"

Get lost.


126 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:21 PM PST by DC Ripper
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To: Lazamataz

Did you ever get the impression that the republicans and democrats are just handing control back and forth in a game of keep away. (meaning keep the power away from the people)


127 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: demlosers
"Apparently, there is more to this than meets the eye."

I have felt this way since I first heard it.
Something is going on here.

128 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:29 PM PST by DeaconRed (IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Mo1

Bush presses deal allowing Arab co. to take over six major U.S. seaports

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 21, 2006, 3:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Tuesday that the deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and that he would veto any congressional effort to stop it.


129 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:29 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Brian Mosely

BUSH IS AN IDIOT!

130 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:32 PM PST by meandog (For lurking Moo-slew-ems: Sahada: "That which Islam calls "Allah" is Satan and Mohammad is his pig!)
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To: antaresequity

GWB is officially Damien Thorn!


131 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:32 PM PST by chris1
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To: Brian Mosely

The thing is, even if Bush vetoed it, the veto probably would end up being overturned in the courts.


132 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: defenderSD
UAE could be a staging area for airstrikes and special forces operations against Iran.

Yes, we do have an operational Air Base in Bahrain, which is part of the Persian Gulf States that has close ties to UAE.

133 posted on 02/21/2006 12:45:58 PM PST by demlosers (Kerry: "Impeach Bush, filibuster Alito, withdraw from Iraq, send U235 to Iran, elect me President!")
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Time to call your congressman/woman and tell them to override any veto. If Bush doesn't care about the long-term implications of this decision, we'll have to take care of business ourselves. You lost me, Mr. President.

Write Your Representatives and Senators...

http://www.house.gov/writerep/

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


134 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

James Zogby is complaining that it's racist NOT to sell the ports to Arabs. I say, let's get a poll as to whether the American people want Arabs controlling American ports. I had no problem with the Brits because they've been our allys for such a long time and we have a shared, Western value system. What do we do next, outsource NORAD to the Chinese?


135 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Brian Mosely

Keep your Freinds close and your enemys closer !


136 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:09 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (The Death Penalty isn't for making examples it's for making bad people DEAD!)
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To: Mo1

Whoever I talked to around here isn't happy, be it dem or pubbie. I'm so close to the river, not downtown but not very far either.


137 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:16 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: Brian Mosely; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ..

Welcome to BIZZARO WORLD.............


138 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:17 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Stellar Dendrite
Well, and W had Rush blathering on for 3 hours, spinning it this way and that, all praise to the UAE, why Rush loved the UAE more than the DNC and thought they'd do a great job w the ports. Then he spins it another way saying it is GOP strategy to force the dems to name the UAE as terrorists, yea right. Then to try and shut up all the decent he ends his third hour w an assurance not to worry, the UAE when all said and done would not handle the ports anyway. And the Rush thread of the day last time I looked was reminding all who disagreed w this decision that W did NOT have to answer to any one and that NO, the US is not a democracy.
139 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:20 PM PST by Esther Ruth (I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee - Genesis 12:3)
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To: Clemenza
Dubai allows for women to dress as they wish and allows for Christians to worship as they please.

How does Oman (right in the same neighborhood) compare? My wife just corresponded with a long-lost friend there and ran into one restriction right away.

140 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:32 PM PST by steve86 (@)
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To: Brian Mosely

Oy oy oy...he owes someone big time...I don't care if it's squeaky clean RIGHT NOW...this opens up a whole can a worms that is just not necessary. And it's not what our side needs right now going into mid-term elections. This might be the thing that brings him down...and I'll be right there fighting him...


141 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:39 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: Clemenza
Dubai allows for women to dress as they wish and allows for Christians to worship as they please. They have BARS and NIGHTCLUBS that serve alcohol! You can buy the finest wine and food there. Great golfing too.

O, thank G-d! I thought for a second that a deeply-Islamic country running American ports might pose a threat to National Security, but was MY mind eased when I heard they have a Hard Rock Cafe chain!!!!

142 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:46 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a fatal disease that must be eradicated from the body Earth.)
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To: Blzbba
No he won't. Bush won't veto anything.

Does he even know how?

143 posted on 02/21/2006 12:46:54 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Lazamataz

Clinton without the Cigar.


144 posted on 02/21/2006 12:47:01 PM PST by chris1
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To: Clemenza
Dubai allows for women to dress as they wish and allows for Christians to worship as they please. They have BARS and NIGHTCLUBS that serve alcohol! You can buy the finest wine and food there. Great golfing too.

Tiger Woods beat Ernie Els there a couple of weeks ago.

145 posted on 02/21/2006 12:47:23 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: AppyPappy
Geez, why does he have such a woody about this?

No kidding!

146 posted on 02/21/2006 12:47:35 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: sasafras
Bush is showing his true colors - he is against America defending itself from foreign invaders.

I don't like this deal as much as anyone....but this comment can't go unanswered.

Say what you want about Bush but to say he doesn't care about defending this country is an OUTRAGEOUS charge.

147 posted on 02/21/2006 12:47:54 PM PST by Dog (What happened to the spirit of "Let's Roll"?)
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To: BearWash
Oman is nearly as bad as Saudi Arabia.

Dubai is the most liberal, both socially and economically, followed by Qatar and Bahrain. Its a pretty cool place to visit.

148 posted on 02/21/2006 12:47:57 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Strategery???????????


149 posted on 02/21/2006 12:48:00 PM PST by chris1
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To: traderrob6
The Dubai company has a huge economic stake in keeping things kosher ie 6.2 billion dollar investment.

Some may think it offensive to include "Dubai" and "kosher" in the same sentence.

150 posted on 02/21/2006 12:48:04 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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