Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Pelosi going to Syria

This could be quite interesting. Shrub's people are blasting Pelosi for talking with Syria, but not the rethug congress critters who are doing the same. The Isreali's endorse the talks, the wingnuts scream their usual nonsense, and in the end Nancy takes a sensible approach to the talks.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday she had "no
illusions but great hope" for her talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad this week which she said would focus on the fight against terrorism.

"When we go there we'll be talking about the overarching issue of the fight against terrorism and the role that Syria can play to help or to hinder ...," Pelosi told reporters after talks with Lebanese majority leader Saad al-Hariri.

"We think it's a good idea to establish the facts, to hopefully build some confidence between us," she said. "We have no illusions but great hope."http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL0237690320070402

Madame Speaker, I salute you. A calm, logical, and realistic dialogue with Syria may not work. But it sure has a much better chance than the administrations petulant rhetoric.

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