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"I didn't question her patriotism, I questioned her judgment "-Dick Cheney
Nancy Pelosi's lack of judgment continues as is demonstrated by her trip to Syria. White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino had this to say about the trip:
"This is a country that is a state sponsor of terror, one that is trying to disrupt the Saniora government in Lebanon and one that is allowing foreign fighters to flow into Iraq from its borders."
This is what the President himself had to say:
"Photo opportunities and/or meetings with President Assad lead the Assad government to believe they're part of the mainstream of the international community, when in fact they're a state sponsor of terror, when in fact they're helping expedite -- or at least wont stop -- the movement of foreign fighters from Syria into Iraq, when in fact they have done little to nothing to rein in militant Hamas and Hezbollah, and when in fact they destabilize the Lebanese democracy. The position of this administration is that the best way to meet with a leader like Assad or people from Syria, is in the larger context of trying to get the global community to help change his behavior."
This is what Rush had to say:
"So the president is basically saying, "Well, look, the guy's a state sponsor of terrorists, terrorism, and they're not part of the mainstream of civilized nations. Going over there and treating them like that sends a mixed message, and what it also does is undermine the US government's approach here."
Make no mistake: that's Pelosi's intent. Pelosi's intent -- and she has three Republicans with her over there, folks. It wasn't hard to find three Republicans that want to try to score points at home in some districts that might have a majority of anti-war people. You never know. But she's over there trying to undermine the United States. Now, in her mind, she's trying to undermine George W. Bush. In her mind also, she's trying to establish an identity and a career for herself. You can't take that out of it. She's the queen bee. Not mentioned here is the reaction that somebody like Hillary Clinton will have to this. It's not sitting well in a lot of places but you'll never hear that stated publicly. Yesterday in Lebanon, Pelosi spoke to the press, a portion of what she said."
Nevertheless, Pelosi still thinks its a good idea despite the kind of message it sends. You really have to wonder what the logic is here.
The Republican House members who share Pelosi's lack of judgment:
--Virginia Republican Frank Wolf
--Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt
--Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts
Lets not forget that Syria's esteemed leader was #10 in the list of the World's Worst Dictators earlier this year. This whole thing reminds me of Rick Warren's trip to Syria. Photo ops with people who support terrorism is never okay, I don't care who you are.