Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bob Dole Consults for Dubai Ports Co

Dubai Ports Co. hired the law firm of Alston & Bird in 2005. Former GOP presidential candidate and registered lobbyist, Bob Dole, is among those lawyers from the firm that have been working with Dubai Ports to faciliate it's takeover of the shipping operations at 6 American ports.

Senator Elizabeth Dole, Rep. N.C., has expressed her concern over
"turning port operations over to a state-owned Middle Eastern company."

In a letter to Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Dole – a member of the committee - wrote:

I am deeply concerned that the proposed transfer of seaport operations to a company controlled by the United Arab Emirates government might compromise our ability to effectively control our ports and harbors.”
Linked at Conservative Cat

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