Pelosi challenges Bush policy by visiting Syria | Israel and the Middle East | Guardian Unlimited

Posted: 4/05/2007 by Floyd in Labels:

Well, this is what we are reading in the headlines, what is being swept under the rug and you don't read about is that also three Republicans have also visited Damascus last week, now I wonder why this could be? All of the countries around Iraq would play a role in whether it becomes a success or not. The dialog has been shut down by this administration because of differences and I too realize that there are many things that we don't agree on with some of these countries, what is really a tragedy is that our Congress or Senate have to develop a foreign policy and open up talks with these countries to try and get some kind of stability in the region, as long as you are talking with these countries there is hope that some stability will return there.
I don't see this as any challenge to anyone, whether it is the Republicans or the Democrats that have visited the region, these are Iraq's neighbors and is part of the stagnation we see in the region now, because of our isolation of these countries and as we read the world news we hear a lot of statements we heard when we were still in grade school.

And now we come to the funding issue that has been brought up just recently and we know that a clear majority support this also, if America was pleased of how this war was going then last November we would have maintained the status quo, that did not happen. It seems for the most part the ones being ignored here are the American people themselves and it is also clear that when we beef up the troops in one area the violence simply moves out to another area, Iraq has been in a death grip of a civil war since before last February and thousands have died with hundreds of thousands displaced because of the civil unrest.
So having went this far everyone should understand that the neighbors of Iraq would have to play a role in their future and it is also painfully obvious that the government of

Iraq is not able today as it was when this war started to take upon itself and maintain any kind of order there.

When the Iraqi Army was disbanded we had to start from scratch, heck, a lot of the Army are absent here and there because they have to go home and bury their dead that is how bad it is. The war must be won politically and I think as I said before it seems the only ones who know this is the American people themselves and of course the majority that we ourselves elected to carry out our wishes and no one has ever to this day told us what the definition of winning in Iraq really is.
Is winning the war making a few blocks of Baghdad safe? Just don't leave the green zone and if you do make sure you do it like the great John McCain did, wear plenty of body armor and make sure you have a bunch of snipers on the roof-tops and a brigade surrounding you, now does that really seem safe to you? Now going back to the point of this article, it does not matter if it is a Democratic Congress person or a Republican, someone has to take the initiative to step up to the plate and try to make some headway, I guess Cheney and Bush want to take their basketball and go home,, but wait recess is not over yet.
Back in November of last year Syria renewed its diplomatic ties with Iraq, In a reversal of 25 years of foreign policy, Syria and Iraq agreed to restore full diplomatic ties, ending a political discord that began when Syria sided with Iran during the Iran-Iraq War in 1980.
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  1. Jim says:

    It's very unsettling to me to see all the criticism Nancy Pelosi has received from nominally mainstream news organizations like CNN. We all know that there were also Republican Congressmen visiting Assad at the same time Pelosi was, but this was not mentioned. She was even lambasted for wearing a scarf, when Condi and Laura Bush did exactly the same thing. This is beyond bias; it's calculatedly unfair.

  1. Floyd says:

    Exactly Jim, This is one of my beefs with the main-stream media. It is good to hear the whole story, no matter who it is some are trying to engage the region in talks, and for Iraq to succeed then they must be able to get along with their neighbors.

    Iraq is new and upcoming and for it to make any kind of stand then it can't have enemies on all sides, when we think of it we are just two guys talking and it becomes totally apparent to us.

    On the scarf thing Nancy did this out of respect for the culture she was in, it seems anymore that they carry on over everything, do they really think we are uneducated and that dumb?

  1. LETS TALK says:

    I'm so sick of the MSM and this Logan Act violation, that some are trying to lay on Pelosi for said visit...former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did worse in March 31, 1997 when he paid China a visit and made threats to them.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks for coming by Lets talk and giving in-put. It is the way of the world they glob on to anything these days and run with it.

    They attack Nancy for just about anything these days, she is doing a good job and they are basically jealous of that. Whether it be her or a conservative or whoever, at least I commend them for trying to create some kind of dialouge with the neighbors of Iraq.

    Thanks again for the in-put and the link, stop by anytime and sound off. They had Nancy made out to be a big bad wolf and now they are eating crow, we need a lot more like her seeking a solution to this mess.

  1. LETS TALK says:

    You are so right floyd, there's a post written by Snave, at VARIOUS ECSTASIES.

    I wish you would take a look at the excerpt he has by Lee Iacocca:

    "A leader has to show CURIOSITY. He has to listen to
    people outside of the "Yes, sir" crowd in his inner
    circle. He has to read voraciously, because the world
    is a big, complicated place. George W. Bush brags
    about never reading a newspaper. "I just scan the
    headlines," he says. Am I hearing this right? He's the
    President of the United States and he never reads a

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Lets Talk, that is one of the best articles I have read about how it really is, America should be fired up about their democracies and freedoms. I especially liked the clause about the media waving pom-poms and if you think of it that is exactly what most of them are doing.

    The reason most of them don't like reading the paper is, they have these interviews and paint America a rosy picture of whats going on and that is farthest from the truth. And of course we are more informed on the web because we read a variety of newspapers every day.

  1. LETS TALK says:

    Well said floyd. there's a blog I link to, on my site... you should pay a visit to some of the Liberals who speak about things the way you do.
    Let's Talk or Let's Talk About It

    I've been somewhat out of the mix for a while, but I'm getting back into form with my sites.

    Try some of those links, you want regreat it.