UAE gave $1 million to Bush library

This post was written by marc on February 27, 2006
Posted Under: Bush

Here’s the Story. Why am I not surprised? Now we have a 45 day waiting period so that the UAE can bribe all the right members of Congress to get their blessing too. Somebode track this to see who gets money from the UAE during this period. Here’s an exerpt.

A sheik from the United Arab Emirates contributed at least $1 million to the Bush Library Foundation, which established the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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 oversight.

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.

The amount of the gift grants them recognition on the engraved donor wall in the library entrance or on the paving bricks that line the library’s walkways, according to library documents.

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The article says nothing about the donar being linked with the government, or having anything to do with the deal. This wasn’t really a personal gift, and I doubt Bush cares very much about his liberry being well stocked anyways, so it’s a pretty big leap to make just based on this that the port company or the donar is now going to buy go “secretly” buy off Congress, with half the world watching, and clever folk like you poking around.

The operative word in the article though is “one million dollars *or more*, so maybe a background check on Mr. Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan might turn something out. This could turn out to be a long-planned buyout, maybe in the billions… or this Mr. Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan could just be a really nice guy.

Written By ali on February 27th, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

Shk Zayed died a couple of years ago so I doubt if it is a long drawn out plan. He was the ruler of the UAE and the leader of Abu Dhabi/ Dubai is just one of the Emirates, and does not in ANY was represent the entire UAE (7 emirates in all).

Shl Zayed and Shk Mohammed, the current ruler of Dubai are actually among the most repected rulers in the world. Shk Mohamed made the top ten on a Time list recently.

Written By Herbie Ambrose on June 27th, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

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