February 22, 2006 General 1

Bush unaware of Dubai ports deal before approval – Yahoo! News
Now this is a good one. The following statement by bush means he is either a horrendous liar or totally out of touch:

President George W. Bush did not know about a deal to hand over operations at six major U.S. ports to an Arab company until after his administration had approved it, the White House said on Wednesday.

Surprised by a backlash from Bush’s own Republican Party, the White House said it was a mistake not to explain to Congress the administration’s approval of the sale decried by lawmakers as a risk to national security.

U.S. Treasury Secretary
John Snow also told reporters he did not know of the decision even though he chairs the committee that approved the sale of British-based P&O to Dubai Ports World based in the United Arab Emirates.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush learned of the deal in the media and there were no objections during the review process that would have warranted it being brought to the president’s attention.

The spin doctoring begins in earnest with Snow saying he didn’t know what was going on even though he chairs hte commitee. I don’t buy that at all. I told my wife Bush would hsow his true colors once re-elected since he did not have to worry about loosing an election. The colors I’m seeing are very very dark indeed.

Michelle Malkin has a large post about this subject as well.