Pelosi & Dems Abandon Captured British Sailors & Marines!
…But, are willing to travel half the globe to meet with Syria and the Hamas-led Palestinian Government this weekend!
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) makes a point with former Secretary of Defense William Perry (R) standing near her as they speak to reporters about a new course in Iraq at the Capitol in Washington March 28, 2007. (Reuters)
Pelosi refused to give support to America’s closest allies this week saying that “inserting Congress into an international crisis while ongoing would not be helpful.” Besides she is too busy packing to go meet with the Syrians and Palestinian Government to care!
The AP reports:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of the House left Washington on Friday for their two-week spring break without weighing in on the international crisis tormenting the nation’s closest ally: the capture of 15 British sailors and marines by Iran.
The omission by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is being noted by some Republicans, who say they should have gotten the chance to join the Senate in denouncing Tehran’s bold actions.
“I am very disappointed that the speaker chose not to act,” said Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa.
“I believe it’s important for us as Americans to show our solidarity with the Britons,” he added in a phone interview Friday. “The British are our closest allies, and I think we have to stand next to them in a moment like this.”
The Senate on Thursday, before adjourning for its one-week break, passed a resolution condemning the act “in the strongest possible terms” and calling for the sailors “immediate, safe and unconditional release.”
Pelosi’s spokesman Brendan Daly said the speaker was reluctant to weigh in on the incident without knowing that such a message would do more good than harm. Daly said the British government had not asked Congress to try to pressure Tehran.
“The leadership discussed it and agreed that inserting Congress into an international crisis while ongoing would not be helpful,” Daly said.
Pelosi is traveling in the Middle East, where she plans to visit Syria, Israel and the West Bank.
Shocking! What a prime example of the democrat’s ignorant and dangerous foreign policy actions!
MORE: Via Al-watan– The Syrian information minister welcomed Pelosi’s visit and praised her rejection of the war in Iraq.
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