Friday, April 06, 2007

Pelosi in Damascus

Syrian President Bashar Assad, on the right, greets United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Damascus, Wednesday, April 4,2007. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria's president on Wednesday despite harsh White House objections, saying she pressed Bashar Assad over Syrian support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel's prime minister. It is a good thing that Speaker Pelosi is undermining the White House by visiting leaders of countries that are thought of as sponsors of terroristic activities?
Speaker Pelosi also visited with
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, having talks at his headquarters in Ramalla as well as popping quickly into Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to chat with the folks running the Kingdom.
I am all for diplomatic relations with every country. For the USA and others to publicly ignore someone or a particular country does not make them go away and it certainly does not make or give them the opportunity to favor or like you anymore than they do currently. It is a rather cheeky of Speaker Pelosi to have these talks, but maybe just maybe something will be made of them. Photo courtesy of AP/Sano

1 comment:

Andrew said...

She is a hero. Good for her.