I must give credit to Republicans in Congress for standing firm on this. They, as all politicians do, had an eye on the polls. They saw the damage this deal would do to them in the mid-term elections and stood up to Bush.
Ironic, isn't it that a man who proclaimed that he was a "uniter, not a divider" has succeeded in uniting both political parties against him.
In this case, the Republicans were right, and this must be acknowledged by this Yellow Dog Democrat.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Dubai government-owned company said it will sell its US port operations in a move that spared President George W. Bush a showdown with Congress.
Dubai Ports World (DP World) made the announcement after leading Republicans told Bush that Congress would block the takeover.
"Because of the strong relations between the United Arab Emirates and the United States and to preserve that relationship, DP World has decided to transfer fully the US operations of P and O Ports North America to a United States entity," said a company statement read by Republican Senator John Warner.