Friday, April 06, 2007
Chumps on Pilgrimage
…and other items of the ridiculous.
I fatigue at the gravity of recent opposition foolishness about
So here are some links and excerpts that say more than I have energy to say:
So this is Democratic foreign policy: Assure our enemies that they can ignore a President who still has 21 months to serve; and wash their hands of Baghdad and of their own guilt for voting to let Mr. Bush go to war. No doubt Democrats think the President's low job approval, and public unhappiness with the war, gives them a kind of political immunity. But we wonder.
Once we leave
(Headlined, Pelosi was nuts to visit with Assad)
Having done her shopping, Pelosi went on, against the express wishes of the White House, to talk with President Bashar Assad. Perched on pillowed armchairs, chatting away, they provided yet another photo-op - a tableau implying that Assad is no monster, but in many ways a reasonable fellow, just like the rest of us. Pelosi emerged to announce that she had expressed her concerns on various fronts and that Assad is now willing to hold peace talks with
This is not just nutty politics; it is dangerous. For Pelosi, this may count as interaction. But for Assad's regime in
Dignifying Assad with visits, chats and photo-ops is bad policy, whether it comes from
"Her visit was a godsend to an isolated and beleaguered regime," says a Lebanese minister. "The Syrian regime, which had been thinking of bowing to international pressure, is now reassured: All it has to do is to wait until Pelosi's party takes over the White House in 2009."
The Pelosi mission confirms the analysis made by
The region's most radical elements liked Pelosi best if only because she endorsed their campaign of vilification against the Bush administration.
Pelosi applies the tenets of multiculturalism to international affairs: All systems are comparable; all systems are of equal value. Other cultures might not be as good as hers - but hers sure can be as bad as theirs.
The Pelosi Doctrine opposes the use of force, even against aggressive anti-American regimes. Throughout her tour, the speaker made it clear that she was determined to hasten the withdrawal of American troops from
Pelosization could plunge the Middle East into endless civil and regional wars, facilitate the return of terrorist organizations now facing defeat and ultimate destruction, and, in time, threaten
Grandma Pelosi. Peace at any cost, power at any price.
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