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Posted by on Mar 31, 2007 in Politics | 18 comments

Syria Visit: Pelosi Overrules President Bush


Why is President Bush so adamant in preventing the planned visit to Syria next week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

“Ms. Pelosi is leading a bipartisan delegation on a weeklong tour of the Middle East that is scheduled to include a meeting with Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad.

Read the NYT report here…

And also the Boston Herald report: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Syria, a country President Bush has shunned as a sponsor of terrorism, despite being asked by the administration not to go.

â€? ‘In our view, it is not the right time to have these sort of high-profile visitors to Syria,’ State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters Friday.

“Pelosi arrived in Israel on Friday in what is her second fact-finding trip to the Middle East since taking over leadership in the House in January.

“Her repeat trip, an indication she plans to play a role in foreign policy, is also a direct affront to the administration, which says such diplomatic overtures by lawmakers can do more harm than good…”