An unexpected move. The President should follow it up by releasing them from the deal altogether. From AP:
A United Arab Emirates company has volunteered to postpone its takeover of significant operations at six major U.S. seaports, giving the White House more time to convince skeptical lawmakers the deal poses no increased risks from terrorism.
The surprise concession late Thursday cools the standoff building between the Congress and President Bush over his administration’s approval of the deal. Lawmakers praised the temporary hold. But some critics pressed anew for an intensive examination of the deal’s risks.