Tuesday, April 3

Another member of congress..

..who thinks they are the president. That would be Pelosi, undermining the real president and our country's credibility with this latest trip to Syria (which the U.S. officially considers a state sponsor of terrorism). Pelosi donned the old head scarf for her visit (as the picture on drudge shows if you link there first). I'm sure Assad will take this formiddable woman in the head scarf very seriously...

UPDATE: This is why rogue members of Congress should not try to be diplomats... There's Pelosi telling Syria Israel's ready to talk peace - she couldn't even get the message straight! (being tough on terrorists-supporting regimes being so difficult for her to comprehend or implement... she'd rather just don a head scarf and sing folk songs)

The Prime Minister's Office issued a rare "clarification" Wednesday that, in gentle diplomatic terms, contradicted US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's statement in Damascus that she had brought a message from Israel about a willingness to engage in peace talks.

According to the statement, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert emphasized in his meeting with Pelosi on Sunday that "although Israel is interested in peace with Syria, that country continues to be part of the Axis of Evil and a force that encourages terror in the entire Middle East."

Olmert, the statement clarified, told Pelosi that Syria's sincerity about a genuine peace with Israel would be judged by its willingness to "cease its support of terror, cease its sponsoring of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad organizations, refrain from providing weapons to Hizbullah and bringing about the destabilizing of Lebanon, cease its support of terror in Iraq, and relinquish the strategic ties it is building with the extremist regime in Iran."

The statement said Olmert had not communicated to Pelosi any change in Israeli policy on Damascus.

Pelosi, who met in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Assad over the objections of US President George W. Bush, said she brought a message to Assad from Olmert saying that Israel was ready for peace talks.

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