Why is Nancy Pelosi going to Syria?

Posted by: ST on March 30, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Yes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she who represents the military-hating, Bush-loathing, cut and run crowd in San Francisco, is going to Syria as part of a “Congressional delegation” – even though the US has broken off ties with high-level contacts in the Syrian government:

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. On the trip, she also plans to visit several other countries in the region, including Israel, where she will deliver a speech to the Knesset.

Pelosi’s visit to Syria would come as the United States has severed high-level contacts with Assad’s government.

The administration recalled the U.S. ambassador to Damascus after the February 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri in Lebanon. There has been very little high- or mid-level U.S. contact with Syria since then.

Last December, a delegation of four Senators visited Syria, a trip that was made over the objections of the Bush Administration. At the time, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice criticized the trip as unhelpful.

Traveling with Pelosi will be Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN), Nick Rahall (D-WV), Tom Lantos (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), and David Hobson (R-OH).

Now, that sounds like a winning team if I ever heard one.


My question is: Why not send Senator Jay Rockefeller? He’s already admitted to visiting Syria at least once since Bush has been president, back in January 2002, in order to alert the Syrian ‘head of state’ of his belief about the President’s war plans as they related to Iraq. Hell, he can’t do any more damage this time around than he already has, and he certainly can’t do any worse than the current bunch who will be heading over there next week.

Also, exactly what are Pelosi and co. planning on discussing with Assad? Maybe when Rep. Hobson leaves the meeting for a restroom break, the remaining group who are all Democrats will work to undermine the Bush administration’s policies towards Syria in the same manner as Howard Dean is attempting to do with other ‘world leaders’?

Can we question their patriotism now?

Watching Democrats try to assume the role of ‘most diplomatic’ is like witnessing a room full of cats in a barking class trying to make it through the first day. Except in this case, the participants are not even remotely funny.

Simply clueless. All of them.

Hat tip: Allah

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Update: Why won’t Nancy Pelosi allow a proposed resoultion on the House floor that would condemn Iran for the capture of the 15 British troops still being held hostage, and call for their release? Via AP:

Pelosi’s spokesman Brendan Daly said the speaker was reluctant to weigh in on the incident without knowing that such a message would do more good than harm. Daly said the British government had not asked Congress to try to pressure Tehran.

“The leadership discussed it and agreed that inserting Congress into an international crisis while ongoing would not be helpful,” Daly said.

Right. Pelosi doesn’t mind interfering in the US’ business with Syria, but she won’t allow the House to bring to the floor for a vote a measure condeming Iran and calling for the release of the 15 captured British soldiers.

Who’s giving you advice on foreign policy, Speaker Pelosi? Cindy Sheehan?



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    1. steveegg says:

      If I were any more cynical, I would say that she’s doing a dry run for when she steals Air Force One.

    2. Philosopher says:

      What are our chances that the Syrians will keep them? I think Nancy would look good in a burkah.

    3. NC Cop says:

      Also, exactly what are Pelosi and co. planning on discussing with Assad?

      She wants to thank him for his support!! Assad also wants to thank Pelosi for making the jobs of his terrorists easier.

      It’s a match made in heaven!!!

    4. Dana says:

      At least the lovely Mrs Pelosi has found someone who makes her look good. :)

    5. forest hunter says:


      Pelosi and her entire security team can fit easily aboard this aptly named aircraft.

    6. Tango says:

      Haven’t you heard? Syria has become a Dem theme park! John Kerry, Christopher Dodd, and Bill Nelson have also visited Damascus recently on the taxpayer dime. :(|)

    7. Dot R. says:

      Can hardly wait to see Nancy in her Burka…

    8. Dot R. says:

      Guess the Nancy photo did not show up using the img link:


    9. Are you aware of the fact that there is an all Republican delgation in Syria doing the exact same thing right now. I suppose you feel the same aboutthem?

      Are you unable to read? Now, how about commenting on this post, rather than trying to dodge the issue, or is your standards response usually “bbbbut Republicans do it, too”? –ST

    10. Try this: Buhbye. –ST

    11. Jean Davis says:

      Nancy Pelosi is showing her “Power” in the government now, even to the point of going against the US Government policy which has already denounced any association with the Syrian government. Thus far, no one has been able to change the minds of Syria leadership. What makes Pelosi think she can make any change? Most people must have “appointments” to meet with any government official, does she have any such “appointments” for any meeting, or will she just “show up?” If progress can be made, then “more power to her and her cronies.”It is very doubtful, however. Nancy is looking out for to make a “big name” for Nancy.

    12. sanity says:

      If I am not mistaken, isn’t this what AMBASSADORS are for?

      Aren’t Ambassadors specifically trained and briefed on all the nuances they will have to deal with when talking and negotiating with foriegn countries?

      Is there something special to being a congresspersona that allows them to override the president’s foriegn policy and the amassadors that are trained to negotiate and represent American interest on behalf of the president?

      When did Congress receive powers to determine or override the presdient on foriegn policy?

      When did congress receive the powers to override the presdient when he says, no we will not talk with you right now.

      Is the hatred of the democrats for the president so much that they are willing to try and overstep their congressional powers and try and take over or override Executive powers?

      I don’t remember a republican delegation trying to undermine a democrat president by trying to talk and deal with foriegn powers over the objection of the Executive branch.

      Meanwhile, democrats and yes some idiot republicans are over there saying God knows what and most likely making things even more difficult for the president in dealing with the middle east problems.

      Democrats have a nasty habit of going to foriegn soil and bad mouthing America and the president. I say America also, because the president is the LEADER, he is the FIGUREHEAD of America, so when you talk trash in a forign country about the leader of America, you are trashing America whether you don’t believe it or not, FORIEGN people see it that way. Who was the last one to do this? Kerry?

      When was the last republican you have heard go to a foriegn country and talk trash about the president and America?

      Please, let me know the republican, because I will gladly denounce them also, if you can find one who has…..

    13. Solomon says:

      What we need is photos of her in her burka, buddying up to Syria leaders on one side of a split screen. On the other side of the screen, they need to show footage of the death and carnage the Syrian government is directly responsible for, bloody victims of bombings, crying relatives, etc etc. That’s what American needs to see (although we never will). Some of us hoped she’d start acting like a grown-up when put in a position of power, but she’s just getting more and more childish by the minute.

    14. Don Mc says:

      First, I would like to show MS.PELOSI she is number ONE in my book by saluting her and her version of patriotism with my middle finger pointing to the sky!

      It shows these Democrat/Communists will destroy this country to take out the Republicans and anyone that opposes them at any cost. Hey, did’t Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Hussein, Franco, Castro do this “For the People” too?

      They say, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Maybe Ms. Pelosi is on a Fund-Finding mission to get money from our enemies/her friends. They have to have the money to make sure they regain ALLL the power that was their’s and stolen from them by the Republicans and those stupid pathetic little people they have to pander to to get back into office, the American public.

      If they destroy our country from within they might be able to stay in power without having to answer to anyone, like the above mentioned dictators and their henchmen did.

      Let’s just keep talking about it and let the liberals do it to us then we can change the name of the song to “America the Pitiful”!

      I was an adult during the Carter years and most of us have lived through President (POS) Bill C. I never felt so ashamed to be an American then and everytime they show up in the news it shows me what a couple of Disgusting Comunist WIMPS they actually were and still are.

      I can say I’ve never found a Democrat/Communist I could stand to vote for and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. They are ecstaticly taking this country apart brick by brick, it’s being done right in front of our faces and no one is stopping them. The conservatives we elect are scared to take them on because of the hatchet job they do on them and their families to retaliate against their insolence.

      The Republicans try to “work with them”, that doesn’t work. The only thing that works is total victory over Communists/Fascists and beat them into submission just like you have to do with any other bully or a dictator.

      I will say the friends of my enemies are my enemies. If they are Americans they are a whole lot easier to make contact with.

      We had one Civil War and it feels like we’re being forced into another one. The best thing about this Civil War is that Democrats/Communists are afraid of guns. On top of that, it might be easier this time around as they’re so stupid they can’t tell the difference between their enemies and allies.

      The longer we tolerate these Democrat/Communists the harder it will be to get our country back. Bush’s big mistake was trying to work with these power addict elitists instead of rallying the people to back them down. You can’t negotiate with Cancer, you can only defeat it or die. The liberals are the radical Cancer that is eating our America and it has to stop NOW!

    15. Andythe elephant says:


      “Watching Democrats try to assume the role of ‘most diplomatic’ is like witnessing a room full of cats in a barking class trying to make it through the first day. Except in this case, the participants are not even remotely funny.”

      thats SOOO TRUE!!!!!!!!!

    16. PCD says:

      Ugh, Pelosi and Sheehan, butt buddies.

      So, has Pelosi announced the date when all Israelis will march into the sea for World Peace?

    17. Neil F. says:

      Three Republican congressmen — Robert Aderholt of Alabama, Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania and Frank Wolf of Virginia — visited Syria separately and met with Mr. Assad on Sunday. And a senior American diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey, held talks in Damascus last month with Syrian officials about an influx of Iraqi refugees. Mr. Bush did not mention those visits in his remarks yesterday.

    18. Uh, you’re a little late to the ballgame on this story, Neil – it’s already been discussed at this blog and in several editorials as to the differences between Pelosi’s trip and the other Republicans, and why they MATTER.

      I honestly don’t get why liberals are so dense on understanding the significance of Pelosi’s visit and why the President, and others, is/are criticizing it. Is it willful ignorance, or are you guys just completely clueless on this?