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  • The Democrat's Shadow Government

    03/30/2007 4:33:38 PM PDT · by Barte45 · 11 replies · 204+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | March 30, 2007 | Charles Johnson
    The Democrats seem to be setting up a separate government with its own suicidally blind idea of whoís a terrorist and who isnít (basically, nobody is), as Nancy Pelosi makes plans to meet with the chinless ophthalmologist of Syria: Speaker Pelosi Traveling to Middle East. ABC Newsí Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News has learned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Syria next week to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The visit will make Pelosi the most senior U.S. official ever to meet with President Assad. Pelosi will be traveling to Syria has part of Congressional delegation....
  • Nancy Pelosi Should Resign

    04/06/2007 2:18:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 108 replies · 5,240+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 6, 2007 | Jerry Zeifman
    Nancy Pelosi has persistently violated her duty to exercise her speaker powers in accordance with the Constitution and the current "106th Congress House Rules Manual" (House Document 106-320). In short, she has fostered what is known as "tyranny by the majority" ó and violated House Rules that give her the duty to maintain order, civility, and decorum, and to foster "comity" (a word rarely used these days, meaning "mutual respect"). The "House Rules Manual" includes Jefferson's "Manual of Parliamentary Procedures," originally drafted by the founder of the Democratic Party when, as vice president, he presided over the Senate from 1797...
  • Madame Traitor: An Arab-American's Perspective on Pelosi in Damascus

    04/06/2007 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 16 replies · 1,087+ views
    American Congress for Truth ^ | 4-4--07 | Emilio Karim Dabul
    Nancy Pelosi is to world diplomacy what Michael Jordan was to baseball: completely forgettable and unnecessary. But unlike Michael's slightly amusing foray into the Babe's world, there's nothing funny about Pelosi in Damascus. The terrorists and their supporters, who are always looking for weak links and signs that the US does not have the will or backbone to win the war we're fighting with them, just found a great ally in Madame Speaker. Among the older members of my extended Syrian family, there was a general attitude that kindness equaled weakness. It wasn't that they didn't believe in charity, but...
  • Illegal Diplomacy (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony)

    04/06/2007 5:49:19 AM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 1,390+ views
    WSJ online ^ | April 6, 2007 | Robert F. Turner
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony in traveling to Damascus this week, against the wishes of the president, to communicate on foreign-policy issues with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The administration isn't going to want to touch this political hot potato, nor should it become a partisan issue. Maybe special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, whose aggressive prosecution of Lewis Libby establishes his independence from White House influence, should be called back. The "Logan Act" makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States,"...
  • Speaker of the House (our House) in Scarf and Shopping in Damascus [Pictures-my title]

    04/03/2007 6:58:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 69 replies · 2,182+ views
    AP - Tue Apr 3, 1:38 PM ET U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wears a scarf inside Ommayad Mosque during her tour at a popular market in downtown Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Syria on Tuesday, the highest-ranking American politician to visit the country since relations began to deteriorate four years ago. President George W. Bush criticized the trip, saying it sends mixed signals to President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) † AP - Tue Apr 3, 2:33 PM ET A Syrian vendor, offers sweets to the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...
  • Kucinich Meets with Syrian President

    09/02/2007 6:13:35 PM PDT · by OneHun · 26 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | September 2, 2007 | NewsMax
    Kucinich Meets with Syrian President Sunday, September 2, 2007 6:46 PM DAMASCUS, Syria -- U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, a Democratic presidential candidate, met Sunday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as part of a Middle East peace initiative and fact-finding tour to several countries over the next five days. In the meeting with President Assad, Kucinich is expected to discuss approaches to dealing with the continued violence and instability in Iraq, as well as to discuss the Baker Hamilton report to the U.S. Congress which recommended direct engagement with Syria as part of a new Middle East foreign policy initiative....
  • Pelosi: Young people 'weary of war' are hope for peace

    05/19/2007 4:28:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,342+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/19/07 | Marcus Wohlsen - ap
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Saturday that young people around the world are "weary of war" and hold the greatest hope of forging peace through dialogue. Pelosi addressed about 250 graduates of the University of San Francisco's McLaren College of Business in her home district, where she was introduced to thunderous applause from students and their families. Without directly mentioning President Bush or the impasse with Democrats over an Iraq war spending bill, the Pelosi criticized "some world leaders" who question the value of "constructive dialogue." "The young people I have met on my travels are weary of war," Pelosi...
  • Why was Sen. Jay Rockefeller talking to Bashar Assad about the president's "plans" for Iraq?

    11/16/2005 7:30:38 AM PST · by billorites · 48 replies · 2,230+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 16, 2005 | Edward Morrisey
    PRESIDENT BUSH'S DECISION to finally push back against the "Bush lied!" fable paid off in strange ways this past week. Democrats seemed caught by surprise that the president would attack them so frontally on Veteran's Day; the shock caught them flatfooted all weekend long. Senators from the minority caucus could not explain their own words from 2002 supporting the same intelligence, and the same conclusions, as the Bush administration. The strangest episode came from an appearance by Senator Jay Rockefeller on Fox News Sunday: WALLACE: OK. Senator Rockefeller, the president says that Democratic critics, like you, looked at pre-war intelligence...
  • Lauer Pelts Pelosi's Foreign Fling: 'A Lot of People Think She Messed Up

    04/06/2007 5:15:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 135 replies · 3,675+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I suppose you could chalk it up to his concern for the Dems' long-term best interests, but there's no denying that on this morning's "Today," Matt Lauer absolutely unloaded on Nancy Pelosi and her ill-conceived venture into foreign policy. The segment was entitled "Democratic Diplomacy: Has Pelosi Gone Too Far?", virtually answering the question by its very asking. In the set-up piece, David Gregory rolled two telling clips. The first was of VP Cheney's comments on the Rush Limbaugh show yesterday to the effect that Pelosi's statement regarding her trip was"nonsensical." The second was of former congressman Lee Hamilton, warning...
  • Pelosi Gets Quiet Reaction in Iraq

    05/18/2008 1:40:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies · 118+ views
    Time ^ | 5-17-08 | Mark Kukis
    The arrival of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who came to Baghdad on Saturday with a congressional delegation, set off a now-familiar cycle of reaction in the Iraqi capital. First there was buzz around the city about flight delays from Baghdad International Airport, which goes into lockdown when VIPs land or takeoff. Since no dust storms were grounding flights, anyone traveling could have assumed some American bigwig was heading in. But when local TV reported the visitor was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, there was a collective shrug of the kind you might expect from Republicans catching a glimpse of her somewhere...
  • Nancy Pelosi Should Resign (by a former Dem Councel to House Judiciary)

    04/07/2007 12:26:59 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 92 replies · 3,627+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | April 7, 2007 | Jerry Zeifman
    Nancy Pelosi has persistently violated her duty to exercise her speaker powers in accordance with the Constitution and the current "106th Congress House Rules Manual" (House Document 106-320). In short, she has fostered what is known as "tyranny by the majority" ‚ÄĒ and violated House Rules that give her the duty to maintain order, civility, and decorum, and to foster "comity" (a word rarely used these days, meaning "mutual respect"). She also denied a request by President Bush (who has primary constitutional authority over the conduct of foreign policy) that as the third-highest official of the United State she not...
  • US Democratic hopeful Kucinich meets Assad, blasts Bush

    09/06/2007 12:57:05 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 50 replies · 836+ views
    US Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, on a Mideast visit that included a stop in Syria, said the country lambasted by the Bush administration deserves credit for taking in more than a million Iraqi refugees. Kucinich, a strong anti-war opponent who trails far in the US presidential polls, also said he won't visit Iraq on his trip to the region because he considers the US military deployment there illegal. "I feel the United States is engaging in an illegal occupation ... I don't want to bless that occupation with my presence," he said in an interview in Lebanon, after visiting...
  • Girl's Gone Wild

    04/05/2007 10:50:47 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 27 replies · 2,091+ views
    Mullings.com E-Mail ^ | Friday, April 6, 2007 | Rich Galen
    It's Spring Break. A time when boys and girls, pretending to be adults, go to places they know they shouldn't; do things they wish they hadn't; and pray they don't show up in a "Girls Gone Wild" DVD later on. It's one thing to be a college student, drunk on Jello shots, at the beach bar in Daytona, lifting your shirt for some dope with a video camera. It is something else to be the Speaker of the House, drunk on power, making a fool of yourself by pretending to be a diplomat and going to the Syrian desert. The...
  • Specter Defends Pelosi, Lieberman Criticizes

    04/08/2007 12:29:19 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 2,086+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 8, 2007 | Lindsay Hamilton
    Two U.S. senators went against their usual party lines today to defend and criticize Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Cali., over her recent trip to Syria. Speaking with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, Penn., said the Democratic leader did the right thing by going to Syria and meeting with President Assad, a trip the White House denounced. "She has a very prominent constitutional role in determining what's going to happen in the Iraq war," he said. "I don't think it is helpful for people in the administration to characterize her as being engaged in, quote 'bad behavior,'...
  • Bashar al-Assad "Wins" Syrian elections

    05/30/2007 1:02:49 PM PDT · by Celerity · 21 replies · 369+ views
    Gulf-Times.com (Various reports, AP, ABC) ^ | Published: Wednesday, 30 May, 2007, 08:33 AM Doha Time
    DAMASCUS: Syria‚Äôs Pre-sident Bashar al-Assad has won a second seven-year mandate after netting 97% of the vote in a referendum boycotted by the opposition, officials announced yesterday. Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majid said Assad, 41, won a massive 97.62% in Sunday‚Äôs referendum, with some 11.19mn Syrians taking part, or almost 96% of those eligible. In a referendum in which Assad, who has resisted Western pressure to reform Syria, was the sole candidate, ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ voters numbered almost 20,000 and some 250,000 ballots were void, he said.
  • Iran controversy intensifies GOP outrage at Pelosi

    04/12/2007 7:38:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,661+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/12/7 | Carla Marinucci
    During the fall congressional campaigns, Republicans raised the specter of what "San Francisco liberal" Nancy Pelosi would do as speaker should the Democrats win control of the House. Now, after three months in the role, Pelosi has become the marquee player in a nightly passion play -- as the Democrat Republicans most love to hate. The latest episode in what has become an increasingly vociferous anti-Pelosi firestorm: her public discussion at the side of San Mateo Rep. Tom Lantos, Democratic chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who suggested at a press conference Tuesday that a trip to Iran to talk...
  • Caption Pelosi in Damascus

    04/03/2007 1:18:22 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 83 replies · 3,032+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/07 | Yahoo News
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wears a scarf inside Ommayad Mosque during her tour at a popular market in downtown Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Syria on Tuesday, the highest-ranking American politician to visit the country since relations began to deteriorate four years ago. President George W. Bush criticized the trip, saying it sends mixed signals to President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
  • Pelosi weighs in on the British hostage crises

    04/01/2007 7:13:11 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 122 replies · 3,746+ views
    me | 4/1/07 | GeorgiaDawg32
    In a conference call with Syrian President Assad held earlier today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi promised her full support in trying to end the war of words between Britain and Iran. "We completely support the British troops in this matter, as we support our troops currently on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. But at the same time, we realize the British are using harsh language that is only serving to inflame Muslim and Persian passions regarding this unfortunate incident of unauthorized tresspassing, and insist the British tone down their rhetoric. It is entirely up to the United...
  • Impeach Nancy Pelosi?

    04/14/2007 12:36:45 PM PDT · by edeldoug · 50 replies · 2,713+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | April 14, 2007 | Doug Edelman
    Nancy Pelosiís recent trip to Syria represents more than a partisan jab at the Bush Administration and its policies. It goes to the very heart of the constitutional foundation of our republic! While Harry Reid is waving the Constitution in our faces Ė citing the independent power of the legislative branch of government Ė he conveniently diminishes the constitutional authority of the Presidency with his statement that the Democrats represent the people, while the President DOES NOT! The Democrats, and particularly Pelosi and Reid, have apparently forgotten Constitution 101. The power to set Foreign Policy resides ONLY in the Presidency....
  • Pelosi asks Saudis about lack of women in politics

    04/06/2007 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies · 1,139+ views
    CNN ^ | April 6, 2007
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she raised the issue of Saudi Arabia's lack of female politicians with Saudi government officials on the last stop of her Mideast tour. Pelosi, the first woman House speaker, said she had not discussed King Abdullah's recent criticism of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, focusing instead on praise for the king's Mideast peace initiative, and efforts to quell conflicts in Somalia and Darfur. She met with the king Wednesday and with several members of the Shura Council, an unelected advisory assembly named by the king, on Thursday. Asked...
  • Illegal Diplomacy - Did Nancy Pelosi Violate the Logan Act?

    04/06/2007 3:19:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Peter · 83 replies · 3,941+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Monday, April 2, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT | ROBERT F. TURNER
    Illegal Diplomacy? Did Nancy Pelosi commit a felony when she went to Syria? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony in traveling to Damascus this week, against the wishes of the president, to communicate on foreign-policy issues with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Logan Act makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," to communicate with a foreign government in an effort to influence that government's behavior on any "disputes or controversies with the United States." Some background on this statute...
  • Pelosi Conducting Impeachment Push Poll?

    05/03/2007 12:59:34 PM PDT · by MattGarrett · 39 replies · 1,485+ views
    Guerrilla News Network ^ | 2 May 2007 | Guerrilla News Network
    According to this (via Digg) House Speaker Pelosi is quietly going back on her word and conducting a kind of push poll to drum up support for impeachment. Looks like it needs a serious freepin'! 1-202-225-0100
  • White House condemns Pelosi's visit to Syria

    04/04/2007 9:00:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 46 replies · 1,070+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | April 5, 2007
    The White House has sharply condemned a visit to Syria by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. After meeting Syria's President, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared "the road to Damascus is a road to peace". But White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe has shot back. "Unfortunately that road is lined with the victims of Hamas and Hezbollah, the victims of terrorists who crossed from Syria into Iraq," he said. Ms Pelosi says she expressed concern about Syria's connections to Hezbollah and Hamas. Ms Pelosi is the highest placed American politician to visit Syria in recent years. She says...
  • Speaker Pelosi hopes to revive US ties with Syria and change its behavior

    04/02/2007 4:33:58 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 56 replies · 1,195+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2007 5:28 PM EST | Jennifer Loven
    US House Speaker Pelosi says she hopes to revive US ties with Syria and change its behavior Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday shrugged off White House criticism of her coming trip to Damascus, saying she had "great hope" for reviving relations with Syria and changing its behavior. Speaking hours after arriving in Lebanon, Pelosi indicated President George W. Bush's administration was singling out her trip to Syria, but ignoring that of other members of Congress. "It's interesting because three of our colleagues, who are all Republicans, were in Syria yesterday and I didn't hear the White House speaking out about...
  • Kerry meets Assad in Damascus

    02/21/2009 10:50:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies · 1,940+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | Februari 21 2009
    US Senator John Kerry on Saturday met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency reported. Kerry, a former presidential candidate who now chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, is the latest US legislator to visit Damascus this week. His talks with Assad were set to focus on Syria's support for Iran and regional groups, including the Shiite Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. "We want Syria to respect the political independence of Lebanon, we want Syria to help in the process of resolving issues with Hezbollah and with the Palestinians," Kerry said on Wednesday in Lebanon. "We want Syria to help......
  • Nancy Pelosi: Fool Or Felon?

    04/11/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies · 1,476+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 11, 2007 | Joe Mariani
    April 11, 2007 By the late 1790s, America was fighting an undeclared "Quasi-War" with France on the high seas. (web site) France's revolutionary government, at war with England, began allowing its navy to seize American ships trading with that country. England began interfering with American ships trading with France. Congress authorized the War Department to build six frigates (primarily intended to fight Barbary pirates, no longer confined to the Mediterranean by Portugal) in 1794, but by 1797 only three had been built. Meanwhile, the French were further incensed by a trade agreement between America and Great Britain. In 1796, France...
  • Illegal Diplomacy

    04/06/2007 4:49:53 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 42 replies · 2,029+ views
    WSJ ^ | April 6, 2007 | ROBERT F. TURNER
    ...Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony in traveling to Damascus this week, against the wishes of the president, to communicate on foreign-policy issues with Syrian President Bashar Assad... The "Logan Act" makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," to communicate with a foreign government in an effort to influence that government's behavior on any "disputes or controversies with the United States."... President John Adams requested the statute after a Pennsylvania pacifist ...traveled to France in 1798 to assure the French government...
  • In S.F., Kerry blasts critics of Pelosi's Mideast trip

    04/06/2007 11:48:30 AM PDT · by james500 · 42 replies · 1,292+ views
    SF Chron ^ | Friday, April 6, 2007 | Carla Marinucci
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry came to the strong defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for her trip to the Mideast, saying in San Francisco that a high-profile critic of the trip, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has little credibility on the issue. Romney's "knowledge of foreign affairs extends to briefing papers -- not experience,'' Kerry said of the former Massachusetts governor. "I'd rather have Nancy Pelosi's input than his."
  • House Speaker Pelosi Asks Saudi Arabia Officials About Lack of Female Politicians

    04/05/2007 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 132 replies · 2,668+ views
    House Speaker Pelosi Asks Saudi Arabia Officials About Lack of Female Politicians Thursday , April 05, 2007 AP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia ó House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she raised the issue of Saudi Arabia's lack of female politicians with Saudi government officials on the last stop of her Mideast tour. Pelosi, the first woman House speaker, said she had not discussed King Abdullah's recent criticism of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, focusing instead on praise for the king's Mideast peace initiative, and efforts to quell conflicts in Somalia and Darfur. She met with the king Wednesday and with...
  • Center for Individual Freedom - Nancy Pelosi (In which Ms. Pelosi commits a felony)

    04/20/2007 3:52:15 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies · 827+ views
    Center For Individual Freedom ^ | April 20, 2007 | Jeff Mazzella
    Question: Will Republicans chicken out and allow Nancy Pelosi to get away with prancing off to Syria and conspiring with Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad, a supporter of terrorism? Answer: Only if you and I fail to do something about it -- and MIGHTY QUICK! For months, Pelosi has been strutting around the country... waving a white flag... savaging the President... demanding our UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER ON THE WAR ON TERROR. In fact, if she had her way, the United States would skulk out of Iraq like whipped dogs, letting a bunch of rag-tag Islamic Fascists run the world. ÖÖ. Pelosi arguably...
  • Pelosi: Mideast Trip Strengthened Ties

    04/06/2007 1:00:01 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 28 replies · 737+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Apr 6 03:05 PM US | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, deflecting White House criticism of her trip to Syria, said Friday she thinks the mission helped President Bush because it showed the United States is unified against terrorism despite being divided over the Iraq war. Pelosi, D-Calif., met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus earlier this week, against the president's wishes. "Our message was President Bush's message," Pelosi said in a phone interview with The Associated Press from Portugal, where she stopped briefly en route back to the United States. "The funny thing is, I think we may have even had a...
  • Pelosi canít expect diplomatic status

    04/23/2007 1:34:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Tribune Chronicle ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosiís diplomatic travels to Syria, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries, against the express wishes of the White House, are not merely unwise. They also, because she expressly engaged in efforts to shape foreign policy abroad, are illegal under a statute adopted early in the republicís history. The Logan Act, adopted in 1799 and enforced on numerous occasions since, is designed to reinforce the constitutional separation of powers. There can be only executive speaking for the nation abroad. Thatís why the power to make foreign policy is vested in the president and, by extension, his appointees...
  • Pelosi seen moving around Bush in Mideast

    04/03/2007 7:41:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 72 replies · 1,631+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/3/7 | Carolyn Lochhead
    A BOLD STEP: Analysts call speaker's trip 'a big deal,' but how much can she do? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Syria tonight is widely viewed in Washington as a bold end run around President Bush, raising her profile as a kind of Democratic prime minister to Bush's Republican presidency. Pelosi's trip is far from the usual fact-finding trip by a congressional delegation -- two Democratic senators, current presidential hopeful Chris Dodd and former presidential nominee John Kerry, hardly caused a ripple when they visited Syrian President Bashar Assad in December, with similar discouragement from the White House. Nor...
  • Investigate the "Speaker of State" Pelosi/Lantos Mid-East trip to undermine US foreign policy, NOW!

    04/11/2007 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,231+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 4/11/07 | The Maha
    **SNIP** Pelosi and Lantos went over to Syria for one purpose, and that was to undermine United States foreign policy. That's why they went, and that is what they did, and now they are responding to criticism by claiming they really went over there to celebrate all the religious holidays, to carry the president's message and so forth. But she is lying about it, and Lantos let the cat out of the bag because he admitted that they were there establishing an alternative Democrat foreign policy, which means he admits that the Democrats are attempting to undermine established US foreign...
  • When a dilettante takes on Hizbullah [Lebanon Pelosi on fool's errand]

    04/06/2007 4:09:43 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 11 replies · 652+ views
    The Daily Star - Lebanon ^ | Thursday, April 05, 2007 | Michael Young
    We can thank the US speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for having informed Syrian President Bashar Assad, from Beirut, that "the road to solving Lebanon's problems passes through Damascus." Now, of course, all we need to do is remind Pelosi that the spirit and letter of successive United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as Saudi and Egyptian efforts in recent weeks, have been destined to ensure precisely the opposite: that Syria end its meddling in Lebanese affairs. Pelosi embarked on a fool's errand to Damascus this week, and among the issues she said she would raise with Assad...
  • Pelosi receives warm welcome in Syria

    04/03/2007 1:22:15 PM PDT · by deathrace2000 · 69 replies · 1,776+ views
    CNN.com ^ | POSTED: 2:20 p.m. EDT, April 3, 2007 | CNN
    DAMASCUS, Syria (CNN) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived Tuesday in the Syrian capital, where she is expected to tackle an issue complicating the U.S. mission in the Middle East -- Damascus' alleged support for militants in Iraq and Lebanon. Though her visit conjured a strong rebuke by the White House, Syria seemed to welcome the 67-year-old California Democrat. After arriving in Damascus, Pelosi visited a centuries-old market district, where she mingled with Syrians. She also visited the Omayyad mosque in Old Damascus, which is considered one of the most sacred sites in the capital. (Watch what the White House...
  • PELOSI PERFIDY PLANNED US DEFEAT

    04/12/2008 9:54:56 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 6 replies · 288+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 04/12/08 | Pamela
    Andy sent me this EXPOLSIVE story: The Speaker of the House, California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, lead an entourage to hold talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, with intentions of undermine our military operations inside Iraq, and members of that entourage met with members of the PKK (The Kurdistan Workers' Party), an affiliated terrorist organization, namely PJAK (An arm of the PKK who were tasked with handling the battle within Iraq.) leader Rahman Haji Ahmadi, and everybody in the know was too scared to go public with it. Remember that trip last spring by Pelosi (in the hijab no less) ††and...
  • Pelosi Rebuffs Criticism of Syria Visit

    04/03/2007 10:00:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 926+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/37/ | ZEINA KARAM
    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 ó charges Syria denies. The Bush administration has resisted calls to open direct talks with Damascus on resolving the countries' disputes. Pelosi, D-Calif., is scheduled to meet Assad and other Syrian officials on Wednesday. She made no comment on arrival and headed for the Old...
  • After Pelosiís Syria Visit, Dissidents Cower

    05/21/2007 9:56:27 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 20 replies · 988+ views
    New York Observer ^ | May 15, 2007 | Katherine Zoepf
    After Pelosiís Syria Visit, Dissidents Cower by Katherine Zoepf Published: May 15, 2007 Photo: Reuters/Sana Nancy Pelosi and Bashar al-Assad. DAMASCUS, SYRIAóHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosiís visit to Syria last month, and the related question of whether or not the U.S. should formally re-engage this Baathist republic, remains as controversial a topic on the streets of Damascus as it was in the days afterwards among Beltway bloggers. And, perverse as it may seem to some American liberals, it is the Syrians who are most sympathetic to their progressive values who have been most critical of Ms. Pelosiís attempts to begin a...
  • Pelosi's Syriana

    04/12/2007 3:35:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies · 629+ views
    April 12, 2007 Pelosi's Syriana By Debra Saunders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently is willing to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad -- even though Syria has supported terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah and allowed terrorists to cross the Syrian border with Iraq to attack U.S. troops -- but until late Wednesday, she would not accept an invitation from the president of the United States to discuss legislation to continue funding for the Iraq war. At a hometown press conference Tuesday, Pelosi explained: "What the president invited us to do is to come to his office so that we could...
  • Pelosi Says Mideast Message Consistent With Bush's (Damage control)

    04/10/2007 5:12:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies · 1,604+ views
    cbs5.com ^ | April 10, 2007
    (BCN) SAN FRANCISCO House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in San Francisco Tuesday that "there was no difference between the message the President is setting forth and the message of our group" during her recent visit to Syria. Pelosi said at a news conference at the Federal Building, "We left our differences at home. We are unified as a country." The congresswoman, a San Francisco Democrat, led a congressional delegation of four Democratic committee chairmen, another Democrat who is the House's only Muslim and one Republican on a trip to the Middle East last week. The group visited Israel, Lebanon, the...
  • Mideast media mostly upbeat on visit { Pelosi's Cut & Run Tour }

    04/06/2007 7:38:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 556+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/6/7 | Matthew B. Stannard, Amr Emam
    Pelosi's trip praised for its diplomacy, but journalists wonder if it will have lasting political impact - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receiving a warm welcome from much of the regional press as she tours the Middle East -- both Arabic and English commentators are calling her visit a pleasantly diplomatic departure from the Bush administration's foreign policy. On the San Francisco Democrat's second day in Saudi Arabia, she was still fielding questions about her controversial visit Wednesday with Syrian President Bashar Assad, which produced harsh criticism from the White House. Many Middle East commentators saw the cross-party criticism as...
  • Pelosi: Overstepping her bounds

    04/06/2007 3:24:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies · 1,320+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 07 2007
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her end-the-war Democrats have reliably invoked the oracular wisdom of last fall's Iraq Study Group as the rationale for many of their thoughts and deeds. But now report co-author James Baker, writing in The Washington Post, says Pelosi & Co. have gotten witlessly carried away in their attempt to set U.S. war policy. Point blank, Baker says that legislatively setting a fixed troop-withdrawal timetable is something the group never recommended at all: "In fact, the report specifically opposes that approach. ... An arbitrary deadline would allow the enemy to wait us out. ... If the...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Shadow Government, Face Logan Act

    04/07/2007 12:43:32 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 72 replies · 3,502+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | Apr 7, 2007 | Sher Zieve
    <p>Wearing her scarf of female submission, US Democrat Speaker of the House entered Islamic Syria during the week prior to Easter. Many of us were surprised that she didn't don a full burqa. Speaking for the new US Democrat Shadow Government, after her talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Pelosi told Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (and the worldwide press) that Israel was "ready to engage in peace talks" with the terrorist nation. Wow! All it took was a woman (as a strong side note-women are considered to be below beasts of burden in fundamentalist Islamic-run countries) to settle the problems in the Middle East. If only we'd tried this sooner the world could have avoided all of the bloodshed and wars that have been ongoing for multiple decades between Israel and terrorist Islamic countries!</p>
  • Carter backs Pelosi's trip, despite Bush's rebuke

    04/09/2007 9:53:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 956+ views
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2007
    Former President Jimmy Carter expressed his support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria, rejecting White House criticism of the visit. "I was glad that she went," Carter said Wednesday. "When there is a crisis, the best way to help resolve the crisis is to deal with the people who are instrumental in the problem." Pelosi arrived in Syria on Tuesday, in an attempt to open direct dialogue with Syria's leader, something President Bush opposes. Pelosi also discussed with President Bashar Al-Assad concerns about Syria's support for militant groups. Bush on Tuesday called the trip "counterproductive" and said it...
  • Prime Minister Olmert denies peace message to Assad (Madam Speaker caught in a lie)

    04/05/2007 2:32:05 AM PDT · by greedo · 97 replies · 4,442+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 5, 2007 | Herb Keinon
    The Prime Minister's Office issued a rare "clarification" Wednesday that, in gentle diplomatic terms, contradicted US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's statement in Damascus that she had brought a message from Israel about a willingness to engage in peace talks. According to the statement, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert emphasized in his meeting with Pelosi on Sunday that "although Israel is interested in peace with Syria, that country continues to be part of the Axis of Evil and a force that encourages terror in the entire Middle East." Olmert, the statement clarified, told Pelosi that Syria's sincerity about a genuine...
  • DFU SONG: Surfer Girl (Nancy Pelosi is Syria's burqa girl)

    04/04/2007 7:35:35 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 803+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 4-4-07 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SURFER GIRL Bush had asked you not to go...we heard on talk radio Nancy, our official burqa girl In the propaganda war...you've helped since you reached our shore Nancy, our official burqa girl You enjoy the role of traitor...just go figure that Well, it's really not surprising...you're a Democrat Here's a promise that will last...you're the one whom we'll kill last Nancy, our official burqa girl...burqa girl, our favorite burqa girl Our burqa girl, our favorite burqa girl Our burqa girl, our favorite burqa girl Our burqa girl (fade out)
  • Pelosi Defends Mideast Trip { Cut & Run Tour}

    04/06/2007 12:59:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies · 1,263+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/6/7 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, deflecting White House criticism of her trip to Syria, said Friday she thinks the mission helped President Bush because it showed the U.S. is unified against terrorism despite being divided over Iraq. Pelosi, D-Calif., met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus this week against Bush's wishes. "Our message was President Bush's message," Pelosi said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from Portugal, where she stopped briefly en route back to the United States. "The funny thing is, I think we may have even had a more powerful impact with our...
  • Will Pelosi Take the Blame If Lebanon Falls?

    04/03/2007 1:54:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 1,203+ views
    AINA ^ | April 3, 2007 | Farid Ghadry
    Washington -- Reckless is the best way to describe Nancy Pelosi's latest in-your-face attempt at upstaging George W. Bush foreign policy. Assad is viewing her trip as a green light to take over Lebanon the way Saddam viewed Glapsie's lack of interference as a green light to invade Kuwait. Will she take the blame if Lebanon falls to Assad and his cabal of murderers and thugs? Probably not. But the American people and the Lebanese must hold her feet to the fire. Nancy Pelosi is on a power trip. Those who have worked closely with her in Congress speak of...
  • Wash Post nails Pelosi: Pratfall in Damascus

    04/05/2007 2:50:29 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 420 replies · 16,064+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad...