Not satisfied with giving comfort to our enemies by legislating defeat in Iraq, Speaker Pelosi has decided to also provide comfort to one of the original state sponsors of terrorism and visit Syria.
Pelosi fails to acknowledge that, under the constitution, the president of the United States is the unitary head of our government, particularly in matters concerning foreign affairs.
The Imperial Speaker's visit will be made over the objections of the administration:
"We don't think it's a good idea," said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. "This is a country that is a state sponsor of terror, one that is trying to disrupt the Siniora government in Lebanon and one that is allowing foreign fighters to flow into Iraq from its borders."State Department spokesman Sean McCormack also criticized Pelosi's visit to Syria, saying Damascus typically used such visits as proof to the rest of the world that nothing was wrong with its policies.
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"I'm not sure what she's hoping to accomplish there, I know that Assad probably really loves people to come and have a photo opportunity and have tea with him and have discussions about where they're coming from," Perino said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"But we do think it's a really bad idea," she said.
No good can possibly come Speaker Pelosi's visit to Syria. Syria supports Hezbollah, the terrorist organization which has killed more Americans than any other in history except for Al Qaeda. Syria is also complicit in helping supply rockets to Hezbollah which were recently used against Israel. In addition Syria allows foreign fighters through its borders into western Iraq. I guess all that doesn't bother Pelosi.
The Speaker's visit can only send a mixed message regarding U.S. policy. The message that America is divided, not united in fighting the war on terror.