Astounding short-sightedness alert. From AP:
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration said Friday it won’t reconsider its approval for a United Arab Emirates company to take over significant operations at six U.S. ports. The former head of the Sept. 11 commission said the deal “never should have happened.”
Opponents, including the agency that runs New York and New Jersey ports, took their case to court, while the company, Dubai Ports World, stepped up efforts to change the minds of congressional critics.
The president’s national security adviser said the White House would keep trying to persuade lawmakers “” there’s more time since the company offered to delay its takeover “” but the administration wouldn’t reconsider its approval.