Friday, April 21, 2006

Dubai Ports World: A Election Time Surprise?

I am still convinced that the Dubai Ports World issue is not dead. This theory is premised upon the strong rumor that the corporation paid a premium price for the United States terminal agreements. No American company seems remotely ready to handle the daunting responsibilities, and other foreign companies think the investment is too risky. Why is DPW no longer on the radar screen? Could it be that the Democratic Party and its MSM allies are going to resurrect the issue just in time for the November elections? Do they think it will harm the Republicans? Might the Democrats come out winners regardless of the outcome? Are they in a no lose situation? Will Bill Clinton and his Democratic buddies get the deal approved (something I also support)---while the Republicans get slaughtered?


Charlie Martin said...

David, have you ever spoken to a physician about antidepressants?

I mean, Jeeeeeez.

David Thomson said...

Dubai World Ports has officially stated that they will not sell their interests at a financial lost. This likely means that the crap will hit the fan sometime before November. Where is the hole in my argument?

terrye said...


It likely means that someone will have to come up with some money to cover the loss.

Or maybe some of the pundits and pols who made a big deal out of this silliness in the first place would like to pool their resources and lease some terminals.

Charlie Martin said...

Well, you're using the word "argument" pretty loosely here, it's more of a wink-wink-nudge-nudge, but I'm more responding to the amazing talent you have for coming up with "we're dooooooooooomed" scenarios.

"If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you."

David Thomson said...

"we're dooooooooooomed" scenarios.”

I actually doubt if the Democrats could be all that successful with the resurrection of the Dubai World Ports controversy. In some respects, it’s a sign of their desperation. Nonetheless, the attempt will likely be made. I don’t see how it can be avoided. Who is going to pay the price demanded by DWP?

Syl said...

Remember: Rove is back.

David is NOT one of those over-confident Republicans I hear, nor is he going to sit on his hands come November.

I think some Reps have become altogether too complacent. Others have become angry for reasons that should NOT allow the Democrats to take over either house.

Glenn and his talk of some Reps beginning to realize that maybe a divided congress is better scare the sh*t out of me.

Better for what?

And others who think the idea of impeachment is silly beyond words better snap out of it.

Subpoena power used by the Democrats can alone tie up the administration for the rest of the term. And we definitely do NOT need that!