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 Syriaâ€™s president, Bashar al-Assad.
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…”