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http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/....ap/index.html

"Asked if she had discussed the lack of women on the council, she told reporters, "The issue has been brought up in our discussions with the Saudis on this trip."

"Pelosi was met at the Riyadh airport by officials including Abdul-Rahman al-Zamel, the head of the Saudi-American friendship committee at the Shura Council. He described the speaker's visit as a "breakthrough" and praised the inclusion of the first Muslim member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, in her delegation."

Good for her! And I'm glad she was smart enough to bring Ellison along!

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Looks like she is proving to be a worthy representative for the US.
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Looks like she is proving to be a worthy representative for the US.

I disagree.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/200...epsoutofbounds

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Democrats in Congress have been busy flexing their foreign policy muscles almost from the moment they took power in January, for the most part responsibly. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) crossed a line this week by visiting Syria, where she met with President Bashar Assad. She violated a long-held understanding that the United States should speak with one official voice abroad - even if the country is deeply divided on foreign policy back home.
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I disagree Anuska. Why should we speak abroad with one voice when that voice (the Bush Administration) has done more to damage the US reputation and image than any other President in our history??

I tend to agree with Al-Zamel...

"Al-Zamel also praised Pelosi's visit to Syria, saying Syria "is part of this Arab world, part of the issues to be resolved, and to ignore people gets you nowhere.""

Ignoring Syria has done no good... solved nothing.

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Ignoring Syria has done no good... solved nothing.
Cause we haven't blown them up. Ignore or attempt to destroy. Hallmarks of the BushCo regime.

And I'm damn GLAD to see her going over there. Not a mouthpiece of the Bushies spewing with the proverbial forked tongue.

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I'm not surprised we disagree on this
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Anuska , I agree with you. :

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THE VICE PRESIDENT: She's not entitled to make policy. She, in this particular case, by going to Damascus at this stage it serves to reinforce, if you will, and reward Bashar Assad for his bad behavior. He's done all kinds of things that are not in the interests of the United States, including allowing Syria to be an area from which attacks are launched against our people inside Iraq. He obviously was heavily involved, right now, in supporting an effort by Hezbollah to try to topple the government in Lebanon. This is a bad actor, and until he changes his behavior he should not be rewarded about visits by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Gee, and Bush's approval rating is 28%... even lower than Johnson's when we as a country were heavilty debating the Vietnam War!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2384943.shtml

What gives the all powerful Dick and Dubya the right to make policy when a majority of Americans agree that they're going in the wrong direction??

As for Hezbollah, Syria, and Lebanon... the US should hold it's head in shame for discouraging peace that caused the death of thousands of innocent Lebanese. (Of course, killing innocent Arabs seems to be a goal of this administration.)
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...UN-Lebanon.php

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People should be glad she went so the world sees that the U.S. is not equal bush administration. It's normal for other countries,too.
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Gee, and Bush's approval rating is 28%... even lower than Johnson's when we as a country were heavilty debating the Vietnam War!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2384943.shtml

What gives the all powerful Dick and Dubya the right to make policy when a majority of Americans agree that they're going in the wrong direction??

As for Hezbollah, Syria, and Lebanon... the US should hold it's head in shame for discouraging peace that caused the death of thousands of innocent Lebanese. (Of course, killing innocent Arabs seems to be a goal of this administration.)
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...UN-Lebanon.php
So you are saying that if Nixon had gone over to China in 1967 and told them that Johnson was wrong in his handling of Vietnam that that would have been appropriate because "no one liked Johnson anyway."
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