Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad blew off Nancy Pelosi for a soccer game!
“Sorry Nancy, I’m really busy tonight… But, thanks for coming anyway. Maybe tomorrow we can meet. Call me. We’ll do lunch.”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) greets the crowd during the opening of Aleppo stadium in northern Syria April 3, 2007. Picture taken April 3, 2007. (REUTERS/ Wael Hmedan)
She comes all the way to Damascus despite criticism from the Bush Administration just to get blown off for a soccer game!
Wake Up America and MEMRI Blog report:
The secular Turkish daily Aksam has reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Bashar Al-Assad at his Aleppo palace for over two hours during an official visit.
The paper reported that that same day, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Syria, and noted that Pelosi had refused to meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on his recent trip to the U.S.
The paper said that Assad sent a message to Pelosi that he could not meet with her: “It is not possible. I cannot meet you today. I have a very important guest from Turkey; and tonight we will watch together a soccer game. I cannot come to Damascus before he leaves. We may meet tomorrow.”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan do the wave at Aleppo Stadium.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan wave during the opening of the Aleppo stadium in northern Syria April 3, 2007. Picture taken April 3, 2007. (REUTERS/ Wael Hmedan)
Hat Tip Bryan at HotAir
Claudia Rosett has more on Pelosi’s bash with Bashar.