April 3, 2007
Circumventing long standing constitutional principle, Democrat Congressman Tom Lantos, a member of Speakerette Pelosi’s delegation to Syria said, "We have an alternative Democratic foreign policy." It has been long accepted that the President, whoever it may be, sets Foreign Policy, until the ‘coronation’ of ‘Queen’ Nancy Pelosi.
Totally ignoring admonitions from the Bush White House, as well as totally undermining their policy towards the country of Syria, who is well believed to be arming and supporting terrorists killing our Troops in Iraq, Pelosi decided to travel to Syria and hold her own meetings, for whatever purpose.
Three Republican delegates recently also visited with Syrian leaders. Their intent was let known, though. According to Syrian news sources, "The statement that three US Republican Congressmen issued at the end of a visit to Damascus was something like a slap in the face of the hoped-for dialogue between Syria and the United States."
Syrian Journalist Thana al-Imam says, “the congressmen's call for stopping support for Hizballah and HAMAS, preventing fighters from crossing into Iraq, recognizing Israel's right to live in peace, and refraining from intervening in Lebanon means that ‘we are back to square one. For, these American demands have not changed for more than three years.’”
So far, what we hear from Pelosi is, "We think it's a good idea to establish the facts, to hopefully build some confidence between us. We have no illusions but great hope."
Hope for what, Ms. Pelosi? “peace in our time,” as was done in 1938 by England’s Neville Chamberlain?
In truth, with the Democrats announcing they have their own “Alternative Foreign Policy,” are they declaring their own separate government now? Or, have they declared total ownership of the country, before the 2008 elections are even held?
Pelosi isn’t a Prime Minister; she isn’t representative of the White House. Anything she and Syria’s Assad discuss or agree to is meaningless. She may make headlines, but only the White House determines foreign policy, as was wisely designed by the framers of our Constitution, the document Democrats only partially support, when it suits their agenda.
Maybe Democrats have always had their own “alternate foreign policy.” We saw their undermining of the Nixon/Ford administrations when they denied any and all support to South Viet Nam in 1975, allowing them to fall to Communist aggression.
Recent documents made available through a KGB Defector shows that Democrat Ted Kennedy worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of foreign policy during the Reagan administration.
Also during the Reagan years, Senators Kerry and Harkin visited Nicaragua’s Marxist leader, Daniel Ortega, while Reagan was supporting the overthrow of Ortega, who idolized Fidel Castro and had strong ties to the now defunct Soviet Union. They made an agreement with the Marxist regime for direct talks with Washington, which the Reagan administration flatly rejected. Kerry and Harkin were proved dead wrong with their appeasement attempt.
I don’t recall Republican Congresscritters visiting regimes the Clinton administration opposed to make separate agreements without his consent. Had they done so, you can bet the lamestream media would have been blasting them daily for their “unconstitutional acts.”
So now we have Speakerette Pelosi traveling to Syria to make her own deals, while Democrats pack Defense spending bills to fund the war with needless pork and withdrawal dates, assuring President Bush will veto the bills. All while we have Troops in harm’s way, being demoralized, made vulnerable and costing needless deaths.
Don’t be surprised if Pelosi gets off the airplane upon her return, waving a piece of paper and announcing “peace in our time,” just as Neville Chamberlain did. Also, don’t be surprised to see that piece of paper turn out to be totally worthless, as also happened to Neville Chamberlain.
Is it any wonder that we are the laughing stock of the world now? It isn’t because Bush decided to fight back over terrorists. It is because our enemies have seen the longstanding policy of the Democrat party to undermine any Republican who grows a spine and defends America.
Pelosi’s trip is a stunt, just as is packing the Defense Bill with pork and withdrawal dates. She will claim she achieved peace when Bush couldn’t. Democrats will also claim that the Bush White House did not fund our Troops, causing us to loose the war, when it is they that have been working hard to make us lose it ever since they voted to fight it.
God help us if they win the White House too in 2008. Terrorists wanting to see America destroyed will be elated, their pursuit being made that much simpler.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
April 3, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 11:00 PM