s skippy the bush kangaroo: headline of the week...

skippy the bush kangaroo



Thursday, February 23, 2006

headline of the week...

"uae gave $1 million to bush library":

...the uae owns dubai port co., which is taking operations from london-based peninsular and oriental steam navigation co., which operates six u.s. ports. a political uproar has ensued over the deal, which the white house approved without congressional insight.

the donations were made in the early 1990s for the library, which houses the papers of former president george bush. the current president's father.

the list of donors names sheik zayed bin sultan al nahyan and the people of the united arab emirates as one donor in the $1 million or more category...


here's some fun facts: sheik zayed put up investment money for the bank of credit and commerce international in 1972; the ruling family of abu dhabi owned an ever-increasing percentage of bcci during the 80s; and bcci was finally shut down in 1991 for, among many other crimes, supporting terrorism.

but i'm certain sheik zayed's underlings intentionally left him uninformed about that last part while it was occurring. in america, that's called "giving the president plausible denial"...
posted by Jim Yeager at 9:35 PM |

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