Despite Her New Fans- Pelosi's Trip to Damascus 'Bombs'
“Pelosi is wrong! Damascus is a sponsor of terrorism…
Not a road to peace.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition
April 19, 2007
Despite the new fans the democrats picked up in the Middle East, the Speaker’s illicit trip to Damascus was pretty much a “bomb”.
Here is the latest print ad from The Republican Jewish Coalition:
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And, the Jewish groups are not the only ones blasting the Speaker for her dangerous moves…
The Washington Post came out with another unusual and blistering attack on the Speaker Friday:
No Results in Damascus
Having finished hosting U.S. politicians, Syria’s dictator has returned to jailing dissidents and sponsoring terrorism.
THE CONGRESSIONAL leaders who visited Damascus this month to meet Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad gave a practical test to the oft-stated theory that “engaging” his regime is more likely to produce results than the Bush administration’s policy of isolating it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was particularly unstinting in her goodwill, declaring that she had come to see Mr. Assad “in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace.” In a statement, her delegation reported that it had talked to Mr. Assad about stopping the flow of foreign terrorists to Iraq and about obtaining the release of kidnapped Israeli soldiers. It also said it had “conveyed our strong interest in the cases of [Syrian] democracy activists,” such as imprisoned human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni.
Three weeks have passed, so it’s fair to ask: Has there been any positive change in Syrian behavior — any return gesture of goodwill, however slight?
Mr. al-Bunni might offer the best answer — if he could. On Tuesday, one of Mr. Assad’s judges sentenced him to five years in prison. His “crimes” were to speak out about the torture and persecution of regime opponents, to found the Syrian Human Rights Association and to sign the “Damascus Declaration,” a pro-democracy manifesto.
…What of the other items on the U.S. congressional agenda? Well, there has been a major surge in suicide bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq this month, in what U.S. commanders describe as an attempt by al-Qaeda to defeat the new security operation in the capital. According to U.S. and Iraqi officials, almost all suicide bombers in Iraq are foreigners, and some 80 percent of them pass through Syria. The border remains as porous as ever…
Image released by his family Tuesday April 24 2007 shows one of Syria’s most vocal human rights activists, lawyer Anwar al-Bunni as he talks on his cell phone in Damascus in this February 21, 2006 file photo. A Syrian court sentenced al-Bunni to five years in prison on April 24, 2007 for criticizing government policy towards Lebanon.(AP Photo).
Meanwhile… the reformists in Syria are following the words of another elected American.
Blue Crab Boulevard believes Pelosi may be in real trouble.