Isnt this sort of like the enemy sneaking in through the back door?
"The deepening red ink from the turmoil in housing-related debt has left banks and policy makers struggling to contain the damage to the financial system and the broader economy.
As the losses mount, cash-rich investors from the Middle East and Asia are cutting a wide swath through Wall Street. Since late October they have spent more than $22 billion for stakes in Bear Stearns, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and UBS".
More on this here. Dubya's comment was "I dont think its a problem" whilst Robert Kimmitt, the deputy US Treasury secretary said "The most obvious consideration is national security".
Understatements all round :-o