Since Nancy Pelosi returned from her bipartisan, terrorist suck-up trip, she is now open to meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Democratic speaker from San Francisco and Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, were asked at a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday whether on the heels of their recent trip to the Middle East they would be interested in extending their diplomacy in the troubled region with a visit to Iran.
“Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a plane tomorrow morning, because however objectionable, unfair and inaccurate many of (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s) statements are, it is important that we have a dialogue with him,” Lantos said. “Speaking for myself, I’m ready to go — and knowing the speaker, I think that she might be.”
Pelosi did not dispute that statement, and noted that Lantos — a Hungarian-born survivor of the Holocaust — brought “great experience, knowledge and judgment” to the recent bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in addition to Syria.
Maybe she could cut some corners (and save some fuel) by simply running for President with him. America or Iran…what difference does it make? If she continues this course of action, they’ll both be ruled by Iran soon anyway.
And after insisting that it will benefit America to continue to “negotiate” with terrorist nations, she refuses to talk with President Bush about funding our troops.
Just in case their previous statement was too ambiguous, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to reject a meeting with President Bush next week if he insists on preconditions in their negotiations over a spending bill to fund the war in Iraq.
“What the president invited us to do was come to his office so that we could accept, without any discussion, the bill that he wants,” Pelosi said at an afternoon news conference in San Francisco to discuss her trip to the Middle East last week. “That’s not worthy of the concerns of the American people. And I join with Senator Reid in rejecting an invitation of that kind.”
So to which country is she loyal? She won’t talk with President Bush about funding our troops, but she’s set and ready to talk to a despot leader who pushes “Death to America.”
Jon Roth at GOP Bloggers writes of the bigger picture, and he’s spot on:
Pelosi’s behavior actually weakens America by advertising to our enemies that we can be divided and conquered and that if Bush won’t appease them then the Democrats will. Thugs do not change their ways just because you talked to them; they only change course when presented with a credible threat. Pelosi’s antics nearly ensure that any threats we might make will not be seen as credible and that only following through on those threats can restore our credibility. In that sense, the Democratic sycophantic tour of mideast dictators will lead to exactly the opposite of what they hope to achieve.
Allah at Hot Air:
She’s not the only one capable of embarrassing the other side politically, needless to say. If I were Bush, I’d be marshalling the latest burgeoning evidence of Iranian fingerprints on Iraqi jihadi EFPs and holding onto it for some rainy day afternoon when Pelosi’s in Tehran showing off her plastic smile.
Amy Proctor trackbacked with: America’s Insurgency is the Democratic Party