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  •  Dubai does happen to be home (4.00)
    to the only deep-water port in the region. If Georgie, Dick & Rummy want to park their aircraft carriers closest to Iran, they will need permission from the emir.

    No no no! My name has nothing to do with Star Wars.

    by Anacher Forester on Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 03:53:45 PM PST

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    •  permission granted (none)
      Yesterday, I heard Scott McLellen say that the UAE was a "good partner..blah blah..they let us fly over their airspace and they let us use their port for our air craft carriers".  
      •  here it is (none)
        Scottie says

        "We also have to take into account the broader foreign policy implications something like this could have. The United Arab Emirates is a strong ally and partner in the global war on terrorism. General Pace, just yesterday, talked about how the UAE is providing superb military-to-military cooperation, and how they are a very solid partner in the global war on terrorism. They provide access to their ports for our aircraft carrier, they provide access to our Air Force planes over their airspace and at their airports. The UAE is someone we have worked very closely with to crack down on terrorist financing. They work very closely with us in sharing important intelligence. And so I think you have to also look at it in that context. But the principle -- "

    •  Exactly (none)
      Not only park, but use to attack Iran.

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