Friday, April 06, 2007

U.S. Republican meets Assad day after contentious Pelosi visit

Sic 'em, Bush. And just watch all the wingers jump on Issa.
A visiting U.S. congressman held talks with President Bashar Assad Thursday, a day after a congressional delegation headed by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparked controversy by meeting the Syrian leader.

U.S. President George W. Bush has rejected direct talks with Damascus and criticized Pelosi for her visit.

Commenting on Bush's criticism, California Republican Darrell Issa [said visiting Republican] said the president had failed to promote the necessary dialogue to resolve disagreements between the U.S. and Syria.

And that ignores the visit, reported in the WaPo on April 1.
U.S. House members meeting with President Bashar Assad Sunday said they believed there was an opportunity for dialogue with the Syrian leadership.

The U.S. House members, who included Virginia Republican Frank Wolf, Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts and Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt, also said they had raised with Syrian officials the issue of stopping the alleged flow of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq.

April 1 would of course be before Pelosi's visit. Hmmm.

Such hypocrisy on Bush's part is to be expected. Such hypocrisy on the winger's part is to be expected. So why am I posting about this? Its just business as usual, right?

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