Photo Nancy Pelosi and Syrian President Assad, 2007: Pelosi traveled to Syria where she sat down with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to discuss the Iraq war. Assads government was, at the time, actively supporting the insurgency in Iraq, funneling foreign fighters and equiptment into the Sunni Triangle with the purpose of killing American men and women. We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace, she told reporters as she toured the now war-torn streets of Damascus. (here)
Pelosi 2013: We must bomb Assad for being outside the circle of civilized behavior
Back in April of 2007, I interviewed prominent Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey on Middle Eastern affairs. It was a critical time: Bush had lost the Congress to the Democrats in the November 2006 election, and Pelosi and co. were instituting their own foreign policy changes.
Regrettably, Sandmonkey and I stopped talking in 2011 when I warned that the "freedom revolution" in Egypt was a Muslim Brotherhood coup. He said that the Arab Spring in Egypt "had nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood." The left and the supremacists went after me with all they had for my correct assessment in January 2011. We know how that went. But that's not my point.
Sandmonkey's remarks about Syria were telling. Here is an excerpt of that 2007 interview with Sandmonkey:
Read the rest at Atlas Shrugs
His words of premonitory warning gave me great pause. He has scorn for the "new Democrats" that sold out reformers and activists and destroyed fledging movements of democracy.
Listen to our conversation here: Download Sandmonkey43007.mp3
Here are some excerpts. On reform in Egypt:
It gets quite interesting.