|Syrian murderous dictator, Assad, demonstrating how he will personally garrote his political enemies to then US Speaker of the House, Rep Nancy Pelosi (D- Californistan)|
Rep. Nancy Pelosi gushed over Syrian dictator, Assad, back in 2007 when she was Speaker, for the reason cartoonists illustrated, purely domestic partisan reasons to embarrass then George W Bush who belonged to a different political party:
Back in 2007, Assad primarily restricted his murderous tendencies to killing US military personnel in Iraq and Israeli civilians, with the occasional Lebanese Prime Minister thrown in for good measure. Assad has subsequently expanded his repertoire to include Syrian civilians and Turkish military pilots.
Of course, Neo-Cons and Right-Wingers were dismissive of Rep Pelosi's effusive pronouncement:
"We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace," Ms. Pelosi grandly declared.
However, even the Left-Wing, Establishment Washington Post who usually rubber stamps everything that Nancy Pelosi's Democrat Party says and does looked askance at Pelosi's actions and verbally reprimanded her:
Never mind that that statement is ludicrous: As any diplomat with knowledge of the region could have told Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Assad is a corrupt thug whose overriding priority at the moment is not peace with Israel but heading off U.N. charges that he orchestrated the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. The really striking development here is the attempt by a Democratic congressional leader to substitute her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president. Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr. Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush's military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.
Hence, it's not surprising that Rep Pelosi is currently defending a US administration policy that gave assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels which resulted in the murder of hundreds of Mexican nationals and at least two US border agents in Fast and Furious.