Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pelosi Takes Her Circus On The Road

"We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace," Ms. Pelosi grandly declared. Never mind that that statement is ludicrous: As any diplomat with knowledge of the region could have told Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Assad is a corrupt thug whose overriding priority at the moment is not peace with Israel but heading off U.N. charges that he orchestrated the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. The really striking development here is the attempt by a Democratic congressional leader to substitute her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president. Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr. Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush's military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish."

Needless to say, getting embarrassed by Olmert and Assad is bad enough but the slap down administered above is from today's Washington Post editorial. Now that's got to hurt!

At least Speaker Pelosi is consistent; she consistently over reaches, especially into areas where she has no business being to begin with. In doing so this time she has moved from the familiar confines of the House and has succeeded in making a fool of herself on the world stage. Since she has proven herself to be an idiot of the "useful" variety can invitations to visit from Moscow, Beijing and Tehran be far behind?


Anonymous said...

Hurrah for Ms. Pelosi. Bush is going down in flames and hasn't a clue. He has used the cover of fear to hide his usurpation of power. Someone's got to save us from Mr. Bush and his cronies.

Country Squire said...


You're a text book example aren't you; someone has "to save us from Mr. Bush"? May I suggest that you do some research to make up for the civics class you apparently slept through and find out how this country really works. As the Washington Post pointed out, Speaker Pelosi has dangerously overstepped herself and is now involved in areas where she does not belong. And just in case you were interested, she is in violation of the Logan Act which prohibits her from conducting diplomacy on behalf of the United States. And, gee, it's only been on the books for two hundred years.
But then you don't know or care about the Logan Act because Speaker Pelosi is speaking truth to power.

What are you going to do when you don't have George Bush to disagree with anymore? Doing the opposite of what the President does is not a policy.