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Nancy Pelosi Conducts her Own Foreign Policy

To say she's audacious is to be kind. She's in Syria today to speak with Bashar Assad, the president of Syria, in direct opposition to President Bush, who is the only one who can set our country's foreign policy. When President Bush criticized Pelosi, she thumbed her nose at him in return:

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Damascus on Tuesday, the highest- ranking American politician to visit Syria since relations began to deteriorate four years ago. President Bush criticized the trip, saying it sends mixed signals to President Bashar Assad.


The United States accuses Syria of interfering in Iraq and Lebanon and sponsoring terrorists--charges Syria denies. The Bush administration has resisted calls to open direct talks with Damascus on resolving the countries' disputes.

In Washington, Bush said visits to Syria by u.S. officials were "counterproductive."

"A lot of people have gone to see President Assad ... and yet we haven't seen action. He hasn't responded," he said at a Rose Garden news conference.

He said Assad had not reined in violent elements of militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah as requested by the international community and had acted to destabilize the democratically elected government of Lebanon.

"Sending delegations doesn't work. It's simply been counterproductive," Bush said.

Pelosi has shrugged off the criticism, pointing out that Republican members of Congress have also visited Syria. During a visit to neighboring Lebanon Monday, she said she considers the visits to be an "excellent idea" and was hopeful of rebuilding lost confidence between Washington and Damascus.

Speaker Pelosi's visit to Syria carries a lot more weight than those of random Senators because she's right behind Vice President Cheney for the presidency, and she knows it. She and the Democrats have decided that they don't like President Bush's policy regarding Syria, so the they have decided to conduct their own foreign policy.

Update: Thomas Sowell's article at RealClearPolitics is a must read. The article is filled with so many truths, I am quoting heavily from it:

Congressman Tom Lantos, who is a member of the delegation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading to Syria, put the mission clearly when he said: "We have an alternative Democratic foreign policy."

So a Democrat admits it. Pelosi and the Democrats are purposefully defying not only President Bush but the US Constitution as well.

Democrats can have any foreign policy they want -- if and when they are elected to the White House.


Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and -- like him or not -- he alone had the Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime.

[...]

Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Democrats are stepping in to carry out their own foreign policy and even their own military policy on troop deployment -- all the while denying that they are intruding on the president's authority.

[...]

So much hate has been hyped against George W. Bush that anything that is done against him is unlikely to be questioned in most of the media.

But whatever passing damage is being done to George W. Bush is a relatively minor concern compared to the lasting damage that is being done to the presidency as an institution that will still be here when George W. Bush is gone.

Once it becomes accepted that it is all right to violate both the laws and the traditions of this nation, and to undermine the ability of the United States to speak to other nations of the world with one voice, we will have taken another fateful step downward into the degeneration of this society.

I don't know which is more infuriating, the fact that the Democrats have set up an alternative government and have decided to ignore and circumvent President Bush altogether or that the MSM aren't batting at eye as they watch the Democrats shred the United States Constitution.


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Comments (138)

Kim..before I post links..I... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Kim..before I post links..I will give you the opportunity to admit..a Republican delegation visited Syria just days BEFORE the Speaker..

"A lot of people have gone ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"A lot of people have gone to see President Assad..."

Just not anyone from this administration.

I think that we have to giv... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

I think that we have to give Bush the benefit of the doubt. He has a proven track record with:
-Iraq
-North Korea
-Iran
-Lebanon

Never mind!

Nogo:The bangers N... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

Nogo:

The bangers NEVER let facts get in their way. Kim tried, pathetically, to distinguish between Pelosi and the Repubs.

By: Kim Priestap ... (Below threshold)
DoninFla:

By: Kim Priestap at 04:10 PM
Posted by: nogo postal at April 3, 2007 04:31 PM
Posted by: BarneyG2000 at April 3, 2007 04:33 PM
Posted by: BarneyG2000 at April 3, 2007 04:37 PM
Posted by: Hugh at April 3, 2007 04:39 PM
???????
Hey, How much do you make being Blog Vultures?

The trolls are correct abou... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

The trolls are correct about this one. Why, Grandma Pelosi is, after all, The Most Powerful Woman In The World. I expect her to soon return home and announce peace in our time. Yep, she can do it...just like that other moonbat did in 1938.

Her own foreign policy is t... (Below threshold)
914:

Her own foreign policy is to support and capitulate to terrorist nations..just like the trolls that post on here!

I see the idiots have alrea... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

I see the idiots have already chimed in. Read the Constitution. Never mind, you would have to search for someone with enough education to read it to you and since none of you, your family or friends meed these requirements, why bother. You ultra brilliant thinkers on the left praise that fool for going to Syria. At last look, Syria is an Arab country with Islam as the dominant religion. She will be uncovered and unveiled. Therefore she will be viewed as a whore, an idea not totally without merit. Since she represents San Francisco, the Babelon of the west, all gay and all the things muslims find so indearing about us. She will be viewed as a gift as the whore of Babelon from the United States. Do you really thing they will take that bitch seriously? If you do, you are the fools that I think you are.

Did "Stretch" Pelosi take s... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

Did "Stretch" Pelosi take several pairs of knee-pads on this trip? She DOES have many Islamo-fascists to service, and you know how demanding they can be....

I see the idiots have al... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

I see the idiots have already chimed in.

But they were really waiting for you to put the icing on the cake. You never dissappoint Zels.

From the AP wire (via Seatt... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

From the AP wire (via Seattle PI):

In a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, the congressmen said they had talked about "ending support for Hezbollah and Hamas, recognizing Israel's right to exist in peace and security, and ceasing interference in Lebanon."

"We came because we believe there is an opportunity for dialogue," the statement said. "We are following in the lead of Ronald Reagan, who reached out to the Soviets during the Cold War," it added.

Hmm, my history may be a bit fuzzy, but I'm fairly certain that it was Thatcher who said to Reagan regarding Gorby, "I think we can work with this one." Why? Because Gorby was not a hardliner and interested in reform.

Now who actually believes that Assad or Ahmadinejad are reformers in the Middle East, raise your hands.

here is a clue.."Indeed, on... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

here is a clue.."Indeed, on April 1, Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) traveled to Damascus and met with Assad, two days before Pelosi's scheduled trip."

check this out for yourselves..then e-mail them and ask them why they hate America...

Maybe Ms. Pelosi is going t... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Maybe Ms. Pelosi is going to see if the surrender date that she's proposed is acceptable to Syria. So, perhaps she'll be visiting Iran to surrender there next ?

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,

Syria is a secular state. Like Turkey. Or like Iraq before the invasion.

Didn't you catch the election coverage there? The Baath Party girls were very fetching in their tight sweaters.

Average, you don't have a c... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Average, you don't have a cake to ice. I hope you spend your days waiting for me to post. It is time well spent. What part of "the Congress is responsible for making laws, not judging them or enforcing them, and that the executive branch is exclusive in determining foreign policy escapes you Average? I will wait for you to formulate an answer.

nogo postal:<blockqu... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

nogo postal:


here is a clue.."Indeed, on April 1, Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) traveled to Damascus and met with Assad, two days before Pelosi's scheduled trip."
check this out for yourselves..then e-mail them and ask them why they hate America...

Are you implying that above went against the wishes of the President or are you demonstrating that you don't understand the distinction between engaging foreign leaders at the behest of the President and engaging foreign leaders in opposition to the President ?

BryanD, do you know the ori... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BryanD, do you know the origin of the Baath party, who they admired and tried to copy? If you research the answer, tell me you think Pelosi should be cavorting with Nazis.

Question: Are the Islamo-Na... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

Question: Are the Islamo-Nazis truly collaborating with San Fran Nan or are they just laughing at her? My bet's on the latter....

Zelsdorf, Don't wa... (Below threshold)
different Brian:

Zelsdorf,
Don't waste your breath. Liberals are ignorant of history...that's why they're Liberal. Anytime they hear of something, they think it's happening for the first time and they discovered it. It's all brand new to them. So explaining the parallels between the Nazis and the Baathists, including their support during WW2, would be a monumental waste of time.

"..went against the wishes ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"..went against the wishes of the President.." mike

Sorry mike but you are wrong again. Perino was asked about the other Congressmen that went to Syria and this is what she said:

Perino: "Tony Snow was asked at this podium months ago, when Senator Nelson made a similar trip, he said the same, that this was a blanket policy -And so that was the reason that we said that we discouraged her from going. But that policy applies to all."

So you see mike, the Rep Congressmen did not go on the behest of Bush. Bush only wanted to make a big deal out of a Democrat going.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,

Right! The Baathists are not Islamic fundamentalists. They're modernists of the National Socialist stripe.

And women can work, drive, go to school, travel, hold high office, and are allowed to go "uncovered".

Your post implied otherwise.

I was right. Rush to defe... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

I was right. Rush to defend the Queen Piglosi.

Nogo , You don't know the... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Nogo , You don't know the difference between "self serving" and "serving the people".

She isn't there discussing ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

She isn't there discussing trade or anything but foreign relations.

Logan Act.

I love how you put that Bry... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

I love how you put that BryanD. Modernist of a national socialist stripe. With Swastika's. Outside of Nazi Germany, were else is natioal socialism popular? Are you intending that by modernist, they use VX gas rather than Zyclon B? Since you are good at answering questions BryanD. I will ask you just one more. What faith is it that these modernist Nazis ascribe to?
Himt, Islam. What is the major religious belief practiced in Syria? I know, more than one question. I can't put anything past you lefties.

Hey, I can pretend to be a ... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

Hey, I can pretend to be a Wizbang poser, I mean poster too.

Where do I start?

Clinton! Ted Kennedy!

dims r traitorz, duhhhhh

Piglosi, huh huh huh.

I may be confused...... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

I may be confused...
please explain how the Republicans visiting a few days earlier was serving the people..and the speaker on a fact finding mission is not?
Serving the people?
The People want the troops home now..Yet Bush and the Republicans could care less...
ya all want to hang on to this?
http://www.icasualties.org/oif/
This is 2007..not 2001..2002 2003..2004..2005..2006..
"The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind..The answer is blowin' in the wind"

I am often amazed how the past 5 years have pushed me more left than I thought possible when I enlisted in 1969..voted for Nixon in 1972..
Voted for Ford..Voted for Reagan Twice..the real Bush once..and "W" the first time..

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, once a... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, once again I beg you to deal with the trolls. They're polluting the site. After all, who is your audience? The trolls will never consider your arguments; all they do is mock.

There's an important distinction between dissent and disparagement.

Goddess, please allow the t... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Goddess, please allow the trolls to continue. Without them, on must log on the the dispicable daily kos to find real idiots. The way we have it here, they are resident. Saves time. I admit it would be interesting to see a honest and logical defense of their positions, but then we do not have the cream of the left log on here.

"Outside of Nazi Germany, w... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Outside of Nazi Germany, were else is natioal socialism popular"

Loosely to very loosely speaking:
Spain until 1975. Egypt now. Turkey now. China since 1949. PRK. Until recently Uraguay. Paraguay. Argentina. The list goes on.

"Are you intending that by modernist, they use VX gas rather than Zyclon B?"

Military caste system focused on science. A more correct term would probably be Futurist, from the Italian glorification of harnessing technology which influenced the Fascist Movement in Italy after WWI. And Hitler.

"I will ask you just one more. What faith is it that these modernist Nazis ascribe to?
Himt, Islam. "

WRONG! While ostensibly muslim, as stated above, Baathists are thoroughly modern and place the state above (or equal) to religion. That is by definition Un-Islamic today. Islam preaches an inexorable deterioration of society and a strict reliance on faith. Baathists are futurists and pragmatic and are by definition worldly.

And sorry, but I'm one of the 18% of Republicans who never bought the Kennebunkport Kowboy line.

The reason the dimmers do n... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The reason the dimmers do not get the significance of little Nancy's trip is she is now in a position of leadership. Third removed. More gravitas. She knows it and is trying to usurp some presidential authority. I would hope the dimmers would get the difference but that would be expecting way too much of them. ww

Posted by: Rob LA C... (Below threshold)
Luke:


Posted by: Rob LA Ca. at April 3, 2007 05:38 PM

I was right. Rush to defend the Queen Piglosi.

You mean Pelosi Galore?

nogo:If Democrats really be... (Below threshold)
Xennady:

nogo:If Democrats really believed the people want the troops home now cutting off the money would have been their first option and not a last resort response to a threatened veto.But maybe they aren't interested in serving the people and bringing us what we want-success in Iraq-only ensuring our defeat.So what facts will the speaker find from the murderous dictator of Syria? Just what is she saying to him in private? For all I know she is plotting the assassination of Bush and Cheney with the help of Assad.I'm often amazed that leftist trolls think Conservatives belief any of the b.s. they come up with about how they used-to-be-Republicans-but-finally-saw-the-light.
Sure, Moby, of course you were.

"WRONG! While ostensibly mu... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"WRONG! While ostensibly muslim, as stated above, Baathists are thoroughly modern and place the state above (or equal) to religion. That is by definition Un-Islamic today. Islam preaches an inexorable deterioration of society and a strict reliance on faith. Baathists are futurists and pragmatic and are by definition worldly."

Maybe that's true BryanD. But they surely are different when they're in charge don't you think?

Pelosi & Crew, crica 2007 =... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Pelosi & Crew, crica 2007 = Neville Chamberlain, circa 1938.

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, onc... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, once again I beg you to deal with the trolls. They're polluting the site. After all, who is your audience? The trolls will never consider your arguments; all they do is mock. There's an important distinction between dissent and disparagement.

I couldn't agree more. Trolls like jhow, Scrappy, Rob, etc. do nothing but insult, and the discussions of opposing viewpoints would be a lot more pleasant without them. In fact, we've lately even had some on posts from the right telling those trolls to knock it off, so it would be a bi-partisan cleansing.

If Democrats really beli... (Below threshold)
Brian:

If Democrats really believed the people want the troops home now

But they don't, and the people don't. Do you?

If that weren't bad enough,... (Below threshold)

If that weren't bad enough, Nancy Pelosi donned an Islamic headscarf today.

If that weren't bad enou... (Below threshold)
Brian:

If that weren't bad enough, Nancy Pelosi donned an Islamic headscarf today.

So what? When I visited the Vatican, they made me put on long pants... in August!

Gina, it's a sign of respec... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

Gina, it's a sign of respect for a woman to wear a headscarf in a Muslim country while out and about. Or are you really that ignorant of customs in other countries? I guess you don't travel much.

Yes, if long pants are fill... (Below threshold)

Yes, if long pants are filled with religious symbolism and the Vatican was a terrorism-sponsoring state, you might have a relevant comparison.

But since they aren't, and it isn't, you don't.

What we have is a leader in the Democratic party and the U.S. Congress willingly traveling to a terrorism-sponsoring state to shake hands with a leader of that state. During that trip, she is willingly putting on clothing that symbolizes submission to Allah. This at a time when there are literally thousands of deadly terrorist attacks around the world in the name of Allah every year.

"Yes, if long pants are fil... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"Yes, if long pants are filled with religious symbolism.."

Mine is filled with a tremendous shlong.

BryanDuh, oh decider of all... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BryanDuh, oh decider of all matters politics. Are you not capable of rational thought? Franco was not a Nazi, Nor wss Mussolini or anyone else. Nor were they National Socialists. National Socialists are Nazis. Baathist fashioned themselves after the failed Nazi experiment in Germany. Are you trying to say that in Syria, because it is, by your evaluation, as secular state, Ramadan is not a State holiday/ Are you trying to indicate Islam is of secondary importance is Syria? If so, why are they supporting the Palistinians? Why did they support Lebonese muslims vs. Lebonese Christians? When you say the Baathists are futurists are you forgetting those who opposed Haffez Assad became no future ists. You are free to express your opinions as you wish, but putting them on display here reveals a fool.

BarneyG, who's?... (Below threshold)
Wiley T. Stoner:

BarneyG, who's?

Just one word for "brianles... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Just one word for "brianless" -up yours dumbass. If you don't like what I have to say-get lost. You have to laugh at people like you that try to come across as some world talking head that travels the globe and "knows" it all. You sound to me as a pimple face nerd.

As far as old sretchface Peeloser--hang the bitch for treason.

Gina, if you want to critic... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Gina, if you want to criticize the Republican Congressional party for "willingly traveling to a terrorism-sponsoring state", and Pelosi for the same, go right ahead. But a headscarf is not an "I Love Allah" bumper sticker. You need to wear a headscarf in many places in Turkey, and they're our ally. In Israel, a man must wear a yarmulke in many places. In the Vatican, arms and legs must be covered. In Japan, shoes must be removed. Even in Iraq, John McCain showed respect by wearing a bullet-proof vest. Do not equate respect and custom with "lovin' th' terr'ists!" That's what you'd call an "irrelevant comparison".

I guess what rubs people th... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

I guess what rubs people the wrong way is the different consequences of violating the regional etiquettes. You're not paying your respect if you'll be seriously punished if you don't.

hang the bitch for treas... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

hang the bitch for treason.

Oh I love it! Keep it coming, wizzers. Let's have more insightful commentary like this.

Nothing you've written cont... (Below threshold)

Nothing you've written contradicts the fact that a head scarf is a symbol of submission to Islam. It is also a symbol of female submission in Muslim countries.

And the other religions and countries you mentioned (Judaism, Japan) are not actively engaged terror attacks around the world. I have no problem with observing the minor customs of peaceful religions, provided that they do not contradict one's own faith.

The fact that Turkey is a Muslim ally doesn't disprove my point; it supports it by demonstrating once again that the head scarf is a religious symbol of Islam. Ask France, which has undergone a huge national debate about allowing headscarves in schools.

Syria is not an American ally by any stretch of the imagination. As speaker of the house, Pelosi is going out of her way to symbolically submit to Syria, an Islamic terrorism-sponsoring state.

Random Senators.....HILARIO... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Random Senators.....HILARIOUS. I'm sure you would not be ranting and raving had it been a "random" democratic Senator other than the Speaker. Sure. Your hypocracy is absolutely amazing, although not unexpected.
And the whole scarf thing....it is a show of respect to their culture. RESPECT...know that word? DIdn't think so. You make it sound like she converted to islam while she was there. SPIN, SPIN, SPIN, SPIN, SPIN, SPIN.

Nothing you've written c... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Nothing you've written contradicts the fact that a head scarf is a symbol of submission to Islam.

Among Hasidic Jews, it is a symbol of reverence to God.

I have no problem with observing the minor customs of peaceful religions

Ah, OK. Why didn't you just say you hate Islam and terrorism, rather than attacking the Republican Congressional delegation, and Pelosi, who visited Syria? If you have problems with the Republican Congressional delegation and Pelosi visiting Syria, you'd be better off just saying it instead of picking on their clothing. After all, do you think the Republican men didn't take off their shoes when entering certain buildings?

A picture of America's spea... (Below threshold)

A picture of America's speaker of the house in an Islamic head scarf is worth a thousand words to America's enemies.

Thanks to Nancy Pelosi, America is bowing to Islamic terror. I'm sure the jihadists find it very encouraging.

Gina, 150000 US tr... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

Gina, 150000 US troops occupying a country in the heart of the arab world is what fuels our enemies.

But you're up in arms about a piece of cloth. Nice.

Are you sure you are a lawyer, because your logic is very poor. you must not win much.

She's in Syria tod... (Below threshold)
jpe:
She's in Syria today to speak with Bashar Assad, the president of Syria, in direct opposition to President Bush, who is the only one who can set our country's foreign policy.

Ya know a party is in it to their armpits when they rely exclusively on Constitutional penumbras.

Below average. You are so ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Below average. You are so full of shit you stink. We didn't have 150000 soldiers in Iraq prior to 9/11. If Saddam had kept his part of the cease fire agreement that ended his occupation of Kuwait, we would not have those troops there. Why should I explain that to an idiot.

She had to go to talk in pe... (Below threshold)
Doc:

She had to go to talk in person to the terrorists. Otherwise the NSA might overhear her sell out America!

"150,000 US troops occupyin... (Below threshold)
914:

"150,000 US troops occupying a country in the heart of the Arab world is what fuels or enemies"

Oh really? And what pray tell fueled their insanity and butchering on 911? as they danced in the streets in the arab world.. and all the other sadistic rituals they enjoy like beheading, stoning,homicide attacks?

Im sure you can rationalize it all away as they deserved it? afater all they never did these things before We went to IRAQ!

As a lawyer I win all the t... (Below threshold)

As a lawyer I win all the time. Since you are wrong about that ad hominem attack, I recommend you recheck some of your other assumptions as well.

Here's another of your assumptions that's 100% wrong: "150000 US troops occupying a country in the heart of the arab world is what fuels our enemies."

There were not 1500000 US troops occupying Iraq on September 11, 2001. Nor at the time of the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center under your Democratic Party, terror-appeasing president, Bill Clinton. Nor at the time of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 under your dear terrorist-appeasing Democratic Party president Jimmy Carter.

If you don't even understand that Islamic terror is fueled by somethign other than the Iraq conflict -- since there have been thousands of Islamic terror attacks on multiple nations around the world starting in the 1970s -- where have you been?

Were you a child when this started, or are you just ill informed?

All the dither and dather a... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

All the dither and dather about Pelosi conducting foreign policy. Cripes, snow white and the seven dwarfs could do a better job conducting foreign policy than (g)eroge (b)ush who should have taken lessons from George Bush.

So could Abbott and Costello, or the Marx Brothers or Gracie Allen, or the Keystone Kops (oh I forgot they run the State Department). Sheesh give it up bangers, you're definding the indefensible (g)orge (b)ush.

The usual hypocrisy from Ki... (Below threshold)
dalleceneri:

The usual hypocrisy from Kim. 3 repusslicans talk w/ Assad and that's not a prob.

But when your ax is ready for grinding, trot out Pelosi's Assad meeting and wretch over the phoney Constitutional issue.

Kim & the Wingnuts may be 30% of this nation, but the rest of the populace is beginning to get the picture of your total hypocrisy.

2008 will be a deserved major repusslican disaster, both the WH & a possible filibuster-proof Senate. Afterall, your sorry lot has 21 Senators up for election & it will be a major draining of America's septic tank.

Sheesh give it up bangers,y... (Below threshold)
914:

Sheesh give it up bangers,you're definding the indefensible (g)eorge (b)ush."

No, just callin a spade a spade!

Gina, I fear it's even wors... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Gina, I fear it's even worse than you thought. It looks like Hermes! (gasp!) She donned a French cheese-eating surrender monkey headscarf!!

Without reading any of the ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Without reading any of the other comments this is a fact by American law. Peeeeloshi is now an official traitor and should be arrested, tried and shot. It this isn't possible we can hope someone just shoots her, after inflicting real torture, without a trial.
Maybe Mad Jack Murtha will have her drafted into the army. She would be a failure as a dish washer with an automatic dish washer. The people that keep electing slime like this are at the bottom of the sh** house hole.

The republicans also met wi... (Below threshold)
politicals:

The republicans also met with the opposition leader, a slap in the face to Assad. The republicans also reiterated the same message as President Bush. I think all you liberals can appreciate the fact that Pelosi is a bit more visible , holds a higher position and certainly will NOT be presenting a united front to Assad's criminal activities. These would be the exact 3 reasons her visit is not like the republicans and IS counter-productive.

'CrapironbagI thi... (Below threshold)
dalleceneri:

'Crapironbag

I think Pelosi had a massive enema and you are the stinking liquid results.

You are the canker amidst the hair on America's anus.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,

"Franco was not a Nazi, Nor wss Mussolini or anyone else. Nor were they National Socialists. National Socialists are Nazis. Baathist fashioned themselves after the failed Nazi experiment in Germany"

The Nazi-as-source theme has run its course.
Who was Hitler's political inspiration? Mussolini.
What was Mussolini's political inspiration? Marx and the Italian nationalists. Socialism + Nationalism.
So: National socialism > Nazism

I agree with Gina that the ... (Below threshold)
donnie:

I agree with Gina that the Speaker of the House should have had the All-American balls to doff her scarf while visiting that evil mosque. Hell, if she was half the patriot that Gina obviously is, she would have doffed her fancy-schmancy designer blouse and bra.

It's going to be a bitch (p... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

It's going to be a bitch (possibly literally) when the next Republican speaker makes his or her own foreign policy over the next Democratic President.

Let's see- which Republican was it who went to politic with North Korea in the face of Harry Truman?

Oh, that's right. It didn't happen.

Which Republican went to Japan to embarass Roosevelt prior to WWII?

D'oh! That didn't happen either.

Which Republican went to Serbia to conduct talks with Milosevicz before Clinton started the bombing?

Whoops. No one.

Only Democrats make their own foreign policy I guess. It's sort of a shadow government. Maybe Pelosi is trying to get Syria to buy more tuna.

"Were you a child when th... (Below threshold)
RobLACa.:

"Were you a child when this started, or are you just ill informed?"

Gina, they remain both. For the Rats to hold or gain power they must be able to dope and deceive a majority of those that vote for their lying asses. Those Retards that come here are the permanently infantile and stupid.

Gina Cobb, if you win most,... (Below threshold)
dalleceneri:

Gina Cobb, if you win most, if not all of your cases, you obviously practice in Kangaroo Courts. You sound like the kind of quack Rove is looking to have appointed to a US Attorney position. How did Sampson fail to overturn the rock that you're under?

"Maybe Pelosi is trying to ... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Maybe Pelosi is trying to get Syria to buy more tuna."

They could start with her stank ass but they probably would prefer a goat.

Why don't Muslim women ever... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Why don't Muslim women ever feel compelled to remove their head dress when they visit here as a courtesy to us?

You can always tell when... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

You can always tell when clinton has removed those suckling off his bent willie. They come here for training. Deny , distort and deceive are part of the Democrats commandments. Incompetant criminals can never get honestly elected and they no it. Look forwards to them making themselves look even more desperate and delusional than ever as we continue to kill the enemy and Iraqi take over more of their own Country.

Pelosi and Waxman went personally to Syria give his thugs a pep talk and the cash the Rats pitched in for some spectacular explosions in hopes of undermining our troops , our Country and our President whose boots they are not even worthy to lick. SAY ANTHING , DO WHATEVER IT TAKES IS THEIR MOTTO.

Apparently the recent visit... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Apparently the recent visit to Syria by Republican house members was arranged with the cooperation of the administration. One can only hope that no measures were taken to respect any religous or cultural concerns.

If you don't even unders... (Below threshold)
Taltos:

If you don't even understand that Islamic terror is fueled by somethign other than the Iraq conflict -- since there have been thousands of Islamic terror attacks on multiple nations around the world starting in the 1970s -- where have you been?

It goes back much farther than that actually. When Jefferson went to negotiate the ambassador to Tripoli he was flat out told that muslims were granted the right to capture and enslave anyone who isn't a muslim because the koran says so. This was over 200 years ago (obviously Bush's fault). Go back further and you have the seige of vienna, back even further and you have the Ummayad invasion of spain(well what's spain now anyway). Muslims have basically been killing or conquering everyone they could manage since their inception.

BryandDuh, you proved it. ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BryandDuh, you proved it. Mein Kamph was written by A. Hitler, head of the Nazi party in 1929. Italy still had a king in 1929. You lack of insight in politics is matched by your knowledge of history. dallencenti, your being here adds nothing to this blog except the stench of your BS. Why don't you volunteer for a post natal abortion?

dallec' was that you in tha... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

dallec' was that you in that gay parade on TV the other day? Looked just like you "sound".

Gina's a lawyer eh? You win... (Below threshold)
villeneuve:

Gina's a lawyer eh? You win all the time? My ass. How can you spend so much time blogging here and at your own blog. You must have a heavy case load. You doesn't know the difference between 150,000 and 1,500,000. And you just ramble and ramble and ramble.
"There were not 1500000 US troops occupying Iraq on September 11, 2001. Nor at the time of the first attempt to destroy the World Trade Center under your Democratic Party, terror-appeasing president, Bill Clinton. Nor at the time of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 under your dear terrorist-appeasing Democratic Party president Jimmy Carter." Huh? Who said there were troops in iraq in 9/11/2001? Are you hearing things?

Ssshh Taltos, history scare... (Below threshold)
GoldenGreg:

Ssshh Taltos, history scares the trolls. Be vedy vedy quiet...

eeeeeh, what have we- jhow ... (Below threshold)
strongMan:

eeeeeh, what have we- jhow calling someone gay? jesus, jhow, you are a self-hater. we all know, as do you, that every saturday night you don your knee pads, head down to the men's room at the local watering hole, and take all cummers. don't lie!! here's the real question, though- which member of the village people do you like to dress up as the most? i would bet the leatherman.

A particularly viorent, wea... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

A particularly viorent, weak and self-loathing troll species haunts this day. Do they all bring knee pads to service their new overlords, the Islamo-Nazis? Nancy Pelosi brought several pair on her visit. What epic pussies...

Here's another of your a... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Here's another of your assumptions that's 100% wrong: "150000 US troops occupying a country in the heart of the arab world is what fuels our enemies."

There were not 1500000 US troops occupying Iraq on September 11, 2001.

Of course not. But there were 5,000-10,000 in Saudia Arabia. That is what fueled our enemies.

If you don't even understand that Islamic terror is fueled by somethign other than the Iraq conflict... where have you been?

You should ask yourself the same question, since you apparently are not aware that our presence in Saudia Arabia has always been bin Laden's justification. Were you not aware of that?

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, once a... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Kim, Jay Tea, et al, once again I beg you to deal with the trolls. They're polluting the site. After all, who is your audience? The trolls will never consider your arguments; all they do is mock. There's an important distinction between dissent and disparagement.

I couldn't agree more. Trolls like jhow, Scrappy, Rob, etc. do nothing but insult, and the discussions of opposing viewpoints would be a lot more pleasant without them. In fact, we've lately even had some on posts from the right telling those trolls to knock it off, so it would be a bi-partisan cleansing.


Thats hilarious!!! Can't have any opposing viewpoints! Who is your audience? Conservative lackies who can't stand a rebuttal. Its funny how we never hear anything here about the Gonzales death march, or every day a new republican scandal. Monica Goodling trying to plead the 5th to keep her from appearing in front ot the Senate. I will bet my house that she WILL appear in front of the Senate. Then she can plead the 5th instead of saying "i don't know 122 times like Kyle Sampson did. How many gop former congressman are are either in jail already or have been indicted? But i'm sure that those are all witch hunts or fishing expeditions or some clever phrase like that.
My favorite one is the farce that when bush vetoes the senate spending bill on iraq that there will be no more funds for the war. Thats hilarious. For one thing the war is funded until june already. And there are several ways to shift money from one area of the defense budget to other areas if the funding does not come thru in time.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III, ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,

"Italy still had a king in 1929"

Listen dumb-ass: The king was on the throne throughout Mussolini's regime. Mussolini formed the fascist movement in 1918-1919. His government assumed power in 1922. And the king accepted his resignation in 1943.

And Hitler acknowledged Mussolini seniority in the anti-communist movement openly.

And spare planet Earth a Zelsdorf Ragshaft IV !

(Fucking bushbots!)

Often the question is asked... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Often the question is asked--When visiting the mosque in Damascus, Syria containing the head of John the Baptist-What would Gina wear?

It is too late BryanDuh, I ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

It is too late BryanDuh, I begged your mother to have an abortion. She said no. I am your father and I am sorry. We didn't name you Zelsdorf though as you were born a moron. Doctors said it was hopeless. You would always be retarded. Who was the King of Germany when Hitler was elected Chancellor? When was the Nazi party born in Germany? When did Hitler become its titular head? You have time to research it because I know you personally do not know.

Pelosi the surrender monkey... (Below threshold)
horse:

Pelosi the surrender monkey was wearing her submissive surrender monkey head scarf as she split the US in two. She and her traitorous kind are only accelerating the next war, right here at home. That is when you freedom hating leftists will fail in your objectives. Good for us none have you have had any meaningful military experience and will go down quickly. You do realize we now have millions with such experience on our side, LOL.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft 3 or 4 wh... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft 3 or 4 whatever you are calling yourself these days.

You're all class....keep up the good work.

Dear horse, One word--Getty... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Dear horse, One word--Gettysburg. Good luck, home slice. Your million-man horde is voting Democrat by a quotient of two to one.

Thank you you gorgeous prancing pony.

Jeff, sorry if family histo... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Jeff, sorry if family history offends. Back to the subject. I just came back from a visit to instant pundit. A lovely picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America is available for all to see there. It seems the venerable Madiline Albright, who I had little respect for visited many Arab heads of state while serving as Secretary of State. No one recalls ever seeing a picture of her wearing a head scarf. If Syria is a secular country and America is a Secular country, why would the person 3rd in line to the Presidency, and a supposed feminist, don garb that indicates womans subservience to men? I am sure NOW is as proud of her is they were of the rapist William Jefferson Clinton.

bryanD[elusional]<... (Below threshold)
marc:

bryanD[elusional]

Syria is a secular state. Like Turkey. Or like Iraq before the invasion.

Yea, but for how long? I suspect out of deference to their new masters/partners (Hezbollah) not long:

The three Muhammads were all sure of one thing. "I want to be the imam of a mosque," says ten-year old Muhammad, on his way home from a lesson in Aleppo's Islamic school. "I want to be a preacher too," chimes his friend, also named after the Prophet of Islam, dressed in his finest black gelab.

"We like to study the Qu'ran," explains the third Muhammad, also a resident of Syria's second city, "because it's our religion."
*****
Indeed, the past few months have seen a number of moves aimed at institutionalising Islam into Syria's old secular state. Mosques have been re-opened between prayer times, the president has begun ending public speeches with invocations to Allah and state auditoriums have been used for the country's first Qur'an reading competition.

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Brian commenting on having no troops in Iraq on 9/11

Of course not. But there were 5,000-10,000 in Saudia Arabia. That is what fueled our enemies.

Brian rather than continue to look foolish I suggest you read Osama's fatwa of 1996 and the second fatwa issued in 1998.

You will quickly see bin-Laden's "dislike" of U.S. troops in the Kingdom were a virtual drop in the bucket in comparison to other "dislikes."

I agree with Gina ... (Below threshold)
jpe:
I agree with Gina that the Speaker of the House should have had the All-American balls to doff her scarf while visiting that evil mosque.

She's just adopting the dress out of respect for the community she's visiting. I'm sure when she visits your trailer park, she'll be in a bad perm and a Ratt t-shirt.

Of course not. But there... (Below threshold)

Of course not. But there were 5,000-10,000 in Saudia Arabia. That is what fueled our enemies.

You think THAT fueled our enemies? Hell, I think it's Hollywood, our Constitution, our music, our schools, our $13 trillion GDP, our bikini-clad lasses and our technological advances in the past 50 years as opposed to theirs which was...1,000 years ago and nothing since then expect learning how to blow themselves up.

For all you xenophobic ,rel... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

For all you xenophobic ,religious bigots in particular the learned lawyer Gina Cobb, and theother right wing bigots and xenophob, who glommed onto her stupidity be careful about the bile you spew. Zelsdorf you're so sick maybe you just don't know any better. horse, niholai,jhow. the always predictable rob,donnie and scraps you must make republicans proud. And some sensitive idiot complains about "trolls". Isn't that hysterical.

Here's a photo of our First Lady doing what? Gasp, horror, wearing a scarf in difference and honor to, gasp, horror, a visit to an Islamic holy site.

You fucking xenophobic, ignorant, hypocritical bigots make me sick. The lady lawyer ought to have just a modicum enough intelligence to see if something like this is out there. So Ms Gina a picture of THE FIRST LADY wearing a scarf in deference to Islamic tradition is worth a million words to America's enemies. Didn't they teach you to be accurate in your sites in legal writing? You must have failed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/22/ubush.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/05/22/ixportaltop.html

Back when I worked for Pres... (Below threshold)

Back when I worked for President Nixon as a young fellow, he mastered a foreign policy that created a wedge between China and the Soviet Union, and even today China remains far more proU.S. than proRussian.

Israeli intelligence believes that war between Hezbollah and Israel could reignite by this summer, and up to 90% of foreign insurgents or supplies may enter by Syria into Iraq.

If Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi, who is not an official American government representative can help to create a wedge between Sunni Syria and Shiite Iran, and seek more cooperation with Israel and less support for Hezbollah and Hanmas, then her independent foreign policy mission will have proven worthwhile. If Nixon could create a wedge between China and the Soviet Union, then perhaps this mission has a small chance of some success as well. Rev. Jesse Jackson was able to free an American pilot captured by Syria during the Reagan Administration years, when this administration was unable to do so.

Pelosi is bringing at least one Republican with her, as this trip is bipartisan. And a Republican delegation visited Syria recently as well. Nothing can really be risked in this attempt to create a wedge between Syria and Iran and reduce their negative influence in the region. Syria remains the only nation, between Egypt and Iraq, with a government with a militant Baathist-style viewpoint, and any attempts to divorce them from this 1950's style radical Arab Socialist form of regional policy is important to the present MidEast region.

I still think Hugh is Rosie... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I still think Hugh is Rosie. How about that language? We ALL know why Nancy went to Syria, to undermine GW. She should be back at work to fund our troops, but alas, they don't care for the troops. ww

wwYour silence abo... (Below threshold)
Hugh:

ww

Your silence about your xenophobic, bigoted buddies says volumes about you. But I would expect nothing less from you folks.

Mind if I pipe in on the Na... (Below threshold)

Mind if I pipe in on the Nancy Pelosi/scarf issue? What I find so hypocritical about it is she's quick to show respect (or adhere to custom; however you want to look at it) in a manner which actually subordinates her to those she will be talking to, in a hostile country, yet not inclined at all to display the same measure of respect OR custom in her own country to her own countrymen.

She intends to engage in diplomatic dialogue? HA! She won't even practice that here.

If one doesn't see the hypocrisy in that, then there's no point in even talking about it.

I don't see what the proble... (Below threshold)
Judith:

I don't see what the problem is. The dems from time immemorial, have conducted an "extra" government. Joe Kennedy and his backdoor liasons with the nazis, kerry with his visit to france to "help" things along, the dems meeting in france last fall with the iranians to "help" things along. Remember, to the dems the Constitution is a "living" document open to constant re-interpretation to fit their needs. Why I am sure that the dems constant attack on our "fake" President Bush has certainly "helped" things along in the world. When our "friends" (I call them the enemy, but I'm quaint) quote the dems as advocating their positions (read Iranians, taleban, AQ, etc) only us simple people discern a problem, but then we are are not nuanced!

Rosie, I never rise to take... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Rosie, I never rise to take the bait. Way too smart for that. ww

I'm beginning to feel as th... (Below threshold)
Jan:

I'm beginning to feel as though I live in a third world country, and the Dims are planning a coup. Please, I don't want to be a muslim. Democracy with all its faults is still the best. Those of you who take issue with this have the option to leave. Don't ruin it for the rest of us. Wake up people before it is too late.
Nancy is just plain dumb.

If Speaker Of The ... (Below threshold)
jpe:
If Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi, who is not an official American government representative

She's not? Isn't the House part of American government? I understand that the president traditionally conducts foreign policy, but is there any legal reason that the Congress can't undertake its own foreign policy projects? I don't think there is; instead, the reins to foreign policy would seem to be one of those things subject to the push and pull of separation of powers.

Bush has certainly pushed hard on SoP (and I've defended him on those procedural grounds - not that he has a right to x, y, or z, but that he has a right to push for the right to those); no one should be surprised for a pushback. Perhaps we can call this the "unitary congress theory" at work.

Thank you for that laugh, H... (Below threshold)
OhioVoter:

Thank you for that laugh, Hugh.

Always nice to see someone be a bigot while complaining about bigotry.

BTW, that wasn't her argument about the head scarf.

Now there is plenty of reason to disagree with her arguement about the headscarf, but you weren't responding to the argument she made.

However, you do get points for sheer entertainment value.

jpe,So you think i... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

jpe,

So you think it sends a strong message if the President tells Syria one thing, and the Speaker of the House tells him another?

Frankly, I can't see the point in her doing this...other than living her "Most Powerful Woman in the World" dream.

donnie, keep smoking those ... (Below threshold)
horse:

donnie, keep smoking those blunts. We will actually legalize them so you children continue to stay passive while the adults go about their business.

The difference this time is only one side has military capability, which you would understand if you had any yourself.

I have blogged on this as w... (Below threshold)

I have blogged on this as well. Bottom line, in my opinion, both Pelosi and anyone who likewise journeyed to a country with whom this country has NO diplomatic relations should be prosecuted for treason. We are at war with the jidhadist scum and Syria aids and abets them! How difficult is that to understand?

Furthermore, the Constitution firmly places the right to conduct foreign policy in the hands of the President of the United States. It does not encourage freelancing by any damn fool who wants to garner headlines!

With that burkha she evokes... (Below threshold)
kim:

With that burkha she evokes the Flying Nun. Why doesn't she torch on over to Teheran?
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She's not? Isn't the Hou... (Below threshold)
Taltos:

She's not? Isn't the House part of American government? I understand that the president traditionally conducts foreign policy, but is there any legal reason that the Congress can't undertake its own foreign policy projects? I don't think there is;

You would be mistaken. The supreme court decided ages ago that conducting foreign policy is the sole domain of the president. Congress' job ends at the water's edge. See United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp.

just read a great post on t... (Below threshold)
mona:

just read a great post on this. it got into some detail.

http://joeleonardi.wordpress.com/2007/04/04/nancy-pelosi-speaker-of-state/

Hey old "sock puppet" (stro... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Hey old "sock puppet" (strongman-aka-weak girlieman) where have you been? Got banned? Under a new handle? Good to see that I still kick your wimpy ass. LOL Your address San Fran.? Must be as that is all you ever post about.LMAO

"Below" average-thats says enough about you.

Dang "hughie" did someone give you a weggie" Better becareful or you may have a heart attack (if you had one).

Someone stop Pelosi's treac... (Below threshold)
MyPetGloat:

Someone stop Pelosi's treachery before it spreads!

OH NO!! TOO LATE!!!

Gayle...treason huh? So do... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Gayle...treason huh? So does that Republican Reps. Aderholt (R, AL) and Wolf(R, VA), who were in Syria just before Pelosi's delegation arrived should be prosecuted for treason? Oh and guess what...Republican Rep. Hobson(R, OH) is with the Pelosi delegation.
Then there is also this little tidbit "Earlier this month, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey held talks with a senior Syrian diplomat on how Damascus was coping with a flood of Iraqi refugees, the first such talks in the Syrian capital for more than two years."

PS......Laura Bush wore a headacarf when she visited Jerusalem in 2005. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Yes - Republicans who set u... (Below threshold)

Yes - Republicans who set up their own foreign policy shops should be charged as well. There's a big difference between freedom and license!

jeff, I realize that logical thinking might be difficult for you, but when you post: "Then there is also this little tidbit "Earlier this month, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey held talks with a senior Syrian diplomat on how Damascus was coping with a flood of Iraqi refugees, the first such talks in the Syrian capital for more than two years."" you are PROVING MY POINT. An Assistant Secretary of State is SUPPOSED to be meeting with Syria since that is part of her JOB. It is NOT part of Pelosi's job. Read the Logan Act before you make a further fool of yourself.

And just a final note: I don't give a rat's eardrum whether Pelosi wore a scarf or not. I have attended services of other faiths where it was a simple sign of respect for women to cover their heads. I might not agree with it but I did it for respectful reasons. It's just a shame Mrs. Pelosi doesn't show the same respect for her own nation's president and citizens as she does for a terrorist-supporting s.o.b. like Assad!

LOL jeff, that's what Assis... (Below threshold)
horse:

LOL jeff, that's what Assistant Secretary of State's do, as they work for the POTUS. Either the repub reps got permission from the POTUS, or they too screwed up horribly and should receive the same punishment as blunder woman pelosi.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III, "Who... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III, "Who was the King of Germany when Hitler was elected Chancellor?"

Hitler was never elected chancellor. He was appointed by the president, Hindenberg.
The "election" was of the Nazis in the Reichstag.
And the kaiser abdicated in 1918.


If pelosi is there represen... (Below threshold)
horse:

If pelosi is there representing a leader of the USA (or at least her part of it), she should not be wearing their sharia required garb. Doing so only shows appeasement and submission, giving our enemies hope in advancing their sharia in the USA. The leadership of Syria is an enemy, not an ally. Appeasing allies can be ok, appeasing enemies is suicide.

Laura Bush wearing a hijab.... (Below threshold)
Tim:
BryanDuh, let me see if I g... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BryanDuh, let me see if I got this right. Hitler, after marching with the Communists, joins the Nazis, becomes the leader of same and when they, in 1933 win a majority of seats in the Reichstag, Hindenburg appoints the leader of the majority party to the Chancellorship. Why did you not show your references? It must have taken you some time to research that information else you would have responded sooner. Go away.

Laura Bush wore an Islamic ... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Laura Bush wore an Islamic headscarf? What will we tell the children?

How dare Laura Bush show ap... (Below threshold)
mantis:

How dare Laura Bush show appeasement and submission to dirty terra-ists? That's treason!

What could Laura have been ... (Below threshold)
donnie:

What could Laura have been thinking- looking like a dhimmycrat and all? Calling John Doe!

Zelsdorf Ragged III,<... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Zelsdorf Ragged III,

As for response time: I plead a LORIE.
As for info on basic history, It's all summoned from my memory bank. I grew up with a 1968 edition of Encyclopedia Americanas in the house. My parents even let me slop spagetti sauce on them for the greater good.

And since Nazis and Communists were both socialist parties, they did temporarily form a voting bloc and shared an election platform. Of course, the German-oriented National Socialists and the Moscow-oriented Communist International socialists were secretly always planning to purge the other in due course.

Did Pelosi portend to repre... (Below threshold)
trollicious:

Did Pelosi portend to represent the American government, or did she merely represent herself as a member thereof?

If she went as a representative of the American people, then that's excellent. Her actions are more or less in accord with the majority opinion of voters in the United States.

What, pray tell, is the fucking problem?

"Hitler, after marching wit... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Hitler, after marching with the Communists"

Never said H marched with the communist. As they would say in old grade-Z monster movies:

YOU FOOL!!!

If she went as a represe... (Below threshold)
Taltos:

If she went as a representative of the American people, then that's excellent. Her actions are more or less in accord with the majority opinion of voters in the United States.

What, pray tell, is the fucking problem?

The problem is that she isn't allowed to do so.

The school librarian isn't allowed to expell students from the school. Why? Because it's not her job.

Conducting foreign policy is the job of the president and anyone he chooses to act as his representative. This has been settled law for over 60 years.

Why is this hard to understand ?

trollicious , she may have ... (Below threshold)
horse:

trollicious , she may have portended the future of the USA if democrats stay in power for too long. LOL

LOL, it looks like the left... (Below threshold)
horse:

LOL, it looks like the leftistas have gotten their marching orders to try and cover up pelosi's huge blunder. Her submissive surrender monkey picture will be the poster for the next election, and copied and used for multiple target practices.

Horse, you obviously haven'... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Horse, you obviously haven't bothered to read any of the previous comments in this thread. One of them linked to another photo you might be interested in. How's that for a "surrender monkey picture"?

Brian, you obviously can no... (Below threshold)
horse:

Brian, you obviously can not understand my simple writing; that is exactly why I make the comment. Gosh, I am sorry it is that hard for you. Good luck on those SAT's.

You're right, I can't under... (Below threshold)
Brian:

You're right, I can't understand you. Judging from your grammar, I'd think you would be more concerned about being clear, rather than ridiculing those who can't figure out what you're talking about.

Brian, its not too late. Yo... (Below threshold)
horse:

Brian, its not too late. You can get one of those books or even a guided interactive CD to help on your reading comprehension and cognitive skills. Good luck on the test!

Yeah whats the big deal! if... (Below threshold)
914:

Yeah whats the big deal! if Pelosi wants to pull a Jane Fonda thats her business..

Gee Kim, The democrats have... (Below threshold)
Sal Manilla:

Gee Kim, The democrats have set up an alternative government? Really. Alternative to what? Last time I checked, President Bush was stepping all over the constitution with his illegal wiretaps, his no longer requiring Probable Cause, warrentless searches, of AMERICAN CITIZENS! Signing off on legislation that was never passed to congress, claiming Executive Privilege, and claiming the law did not apply to him. Its scary. Time and time again. I think the democrats are just trying to rein him in. There are provisions in the Patroit Act that are not constitutional. So I would think again before you say President Bush has constitutional authority. Its funny how conservatives do not seem alarmed by this and even seem to turn a blind eye to it. No discussion about it. I can only imagine the conservative uproar if Slick Willy tried anything like that. Remember Freedom Fries? Freedom Toast? I cringe, this man speaks on our behalf? He shreds the Bill of Rights and then goes on to preach the values of freedom and democracy. He's a farse. The President has created a perpetual state of war in the middle east, I think for the sole purpose of manipulating oil prices. Radical islam and all the nutcases it contains,is a situation that is merely being exploited as a tool. Wouldn't even surprise me if Bin Laden was a back channel covert Saudi operative also exploiting muslum true believers into unknowingly carrying out operations for a very covert US government group. Do I trust Bush? Not on your life. Too many unanswered questions concerning 911.

Sal, you might want to use ... (Below threshold)
horse:

Sal, you might want to use actual facts to support your positionless position, and your spittle laden rant does not contain actual facts. You list a bunch of stuff that is not correct, therefore one is forced to conclude your positionless position is also not correct.

Really, you should try to make this at least a little harder for us to easily dismiss.

Truly, SM, the term 'realit... (Below threshold)
kim:

Truly, SM, the term 'reality-based' which was meant to scorn the Bushies has inverted and now mocks the left, terribly. Imagine a constantly deluded fringe, begging for loose change from the sifting standards of truth passing relentlessly before them.
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See the WaPo editorial for ... (Below threshold)
kim:

See the WaPo editorial for just how much of a fool Pelosi is.
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Also Michael Young in the D... (Below threshold)
kim:

Also Michael Young in the Daily Star.
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" I can only imagine the co... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

" I can only imagine the conservative uproar if Slick Willy tried anything like that."

Why do you think the POS was impeached?
Democrats are utterly and perpetually stupid by choice even. Unbelievable!




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