House Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the White House on Middle East policy yesterday, meeting with Syria's leader and insisting "the road to Damascus is a road to peace."
That brought a sharp attack from the Bush administration, which has rejected direct talks with Damascus until it changes its ways.
"Unfortunately that road is lined with the victims of Hamas and Hezbollah, the victims of terrorists who cross from Syria into Iraq," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for President Bush's National Security Council. "It's unfortunate that she took this unilateral trip which we only see as counterproductive."
The United States accuses Syria of backing Hamas and Hezbollah, two groups it deems terrorist organizations. It also says Syria is fueling Iraq's violence by allowing Sunni insurgents to operate from its territory and is destabilizing Lebanon's government. Syrian security officials have been implicated in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri in Beirut, though Damascus has denied a role.Well, that was because President Bush was a bigger enemy to Democrats. Now, Pelosi, John Frog Kerry, Obama and Joe Bite Me are almost to the right of Bush when it comes to war and peace. She's even done a Jimmy Carter redux and sought counsel from her five year old grandson (This Ain't Hell).
I guess Pelosi has forgotten how one of Jimmy Carter’s worst faux pas was to announce to the world that he got foreign policy advice from his daughter, Amy, because the nitwit tells us about a conversation she had with her 5-year-old grandson in regards to Syria;
Here’s the transcript from Real Clear Politics;
I’ll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he’s five years old. We’re not talking about war; we’re talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, ‘Well, what do you think?’ He said, ‘I think no war.’ I said, ‘Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they’ve killed hundreds of children there. ‘ And he said, five years old, ‘Were these children in the United States?’ And I said, ‘No, but they’re children wherever they are.’
Great job Nancy. On one side of her mouth, this supposedly practicing Catholic supports the abortion on demand of millions of unborn babies in America. Out the other side, she uses her grandchildren to manipulate Americans to support her President coming to the assistance of al-Queda linked Syrian rebels, just so Obama can look like Mr Tough Guy...the Modern Day Cowboy who wants to get us into World War III.So I don’t know what news he’s listening to or — but even a five year old child has to — you know, with the wisdom of our interest has affected our interests or it affects our interests because, again, it was outside of the circle of civilized behavior. It was humanity drew a line decades ago that I think if we ignore, we do so to the peril of many other people who can suffer.Apparently, her grandson has the ability to reason better than Mimi, he articulates his points better than her, too. I’m not sure what her point was in all of that, but it was important enough for her to walk back to the microphone to tell. I guess the lesson is that all of us who oppose a superficial military action in Syria with no real goal, no real value, no real interest are no smarter than her grandson. So, GFY, Mimi, you inarticulate moron.