February 24, 2006, - 1:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I made today’s Washington Post.
In Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin’s “White House Briefing” column about the rotten Dubai Ports deal, Dan cites and quotes extensively from my column on Neil Bush and his $$$$$$$ from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Here’s what the Post says about my column:
President Bush has bought himself a little time to make his case that an Arab company should be allowed to take over operations at several U.S. seaports. But the port imbroglio threatens to develop real traction — and not just because of the widespread outrage generated by the basic facts of the case.
The reporters and pundits I reference below see all sorts of worrisome and problematic things lurking just below the surface. Here are some of the problems they think are being exposed:
Neil Bush Watch
What’s a scandal without a presidential brother?
Blogger Debbie Schlussel writes: “Neil Bush is a frequent visitor to and paid speaker in Dubai, showing up there right after 9/11 trying to get investors for his failed Ignite! educational software company. . . . Bush was in Dubai so much that he e-mailed his wife of his desire for a divorce from his Dubai hotel room. . . .
“I’m not saying the President’s brother had anything to do with this absurd deal. He probably did not. But we don’t know for sure, and even the appearance of impropriety is unacceptable in the War on Terror. Certainly, this is a huge conflict of interest. Does President Bush really want to give Michael Moore the grounds to make ‘Fahrenheit Ports 911’?”
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