Thursday, March 09, 2006

Rainbow after "storm"???

Two events worth noting today--Dubai Ports World announced that their control of U.S. port terminals would go to an American company (details to be given later, apparently), this newsworthy announcement being read just as the vote to end cloture on a House ethics bill with amendment to end Dubai authority introduced by Chuck Schummer was completed with the "nays" winning. (that's our side!!!) and the other news is that we have decided to close that hellhole of iniquity, Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Prisoners will be transferred to other facilities, completing the move in 2 to 3 months. I, being a very naughty Democrat, loved to watch Bill Frist squirm as the debate unfolded this morning on CSPAN!


Ed said...

Wow! This gets even better. Look at this snip from The Financial Times (of London, I think)

"The decision by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al- Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, is likely to avert the political backlash that hit Washington last month and may prevent any further damage to diplomatic and security relations between the countries. But it underscored that Mr Bush, who still has nearly three years to go in his second term, has become perilously weak."

That's music to my ears!


LoLo said...

And mine!

LoLo said...

Haliburton or subsidiary Kellogg Brown Root are hardly what I had in mind when I used "rainbow" in the title of this perhaps prematurely optimistic piece!