The praise for Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been flooding in; but it’s not from the “usual suspects” like her Democratic colleagues or her willing accomplices in the press. No, the praise for Pelosi is coming, this time, from Islamic terrorists and state sponsors of terror. And she’s foolish enough to believe her own press.
Here are some samples from the WorldNetDaily.com article by Aaron Klein:
“Pelosi’s visit to Syria was very brave. She is a brave woman,” Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.
“Nancy Pelosi understands the area (Middle East) well, more than Bush and Dr. (Condoleeza) Rice,” said terror leader Khaled Al-Batch, a militant and spokesman for Islamic Jihad. “If the Democrats want to make negotiations with Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah, this means the Democratic Party understands well what happens in this area and I think Pelosi will succeed. … I hope she wins the next elections.”
“The Americans know and understand they are losing in Iraq and the Middle East and that their only chance to survive is to reduce hostilities with Arab countries and with Islam. Islam is the new giant of the world.” said Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip.
I have some more appropriate descriptions for Pelosi.
“Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century.”
During a time of war, in defiance of her own country’s foreign policy, Pelosi goes overseas to score political points against Bush and allows herself to be used by the enemy, gives aid and comfort to them, while overseas. Nice. Straight out of the Jane Fonda Political Workout video.
Speaker Pelosi needs to learn that there’s a big difference between being president and being Speaker. Republican Newt Gingrich lost sight of that in 1994 when he was Speaker and look where it got him. And Newt never took it this far.
Of course, since Pelosi’s a Democrat and “the first woman Speaker in US history,” she’ll get a pass on this by the drive-by media, just like always. If the tables were reversed and it was a Republican in the folding chairs opposite the president of Syria in defiance of a Democratic president, you can bet the New York Times itself would be calling for the death penalty for the GOP traitors. For Pelosi, though, they’ll look the other way.
Bush won’t go nuclear over this. Pelosi’s lucky Wonderful Pessimist isn’t in the White House; I’d suspend her visa and refuse to let her back in the US.