Friday, April 06, 2007

Shabbat Shalom 18 Nissan 5767

Criticizing Pelosi
Paulies Point not the only one criticizing the House Speaker

If you are a Democrat who opposes the Bush administration on most foreign policy issues, chances are you are the apple of the media eye. However, when you directly contradict the President and are ripped to shreds by the liberal media, chances are you screwed up bad.

That is exactly what has occurred regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to the Middle East, particularly Syria. Thursdays editorial in the Washington Post, Pratfall in Damascus, is highly critical of Pelosi and her "shuttle diplomacy." If there is any publication after the New York times and San Francisco Chronicle that can be described as having a policy to never criticize Democrats, especially extreme liberals ones, it's the Washington Post. A friend of the Bush administration, the Post is not. Nevertheless, they point out that she gave Syria a message from Israel that never existed and her incompetent statements regarding Syria willing to negotiate peace with Israel.

Paulies Point pointed (no pun) out her shortcomings in yesterdays posting. I'm glad to see that even the far-left Washington Post, often referred to as the Compost, decided to expose the Madam Speaker's ignorance and mishandling of this situation. Let's see if other Bush hating media outlets also admit her trip was counterproductive....Apparently they have.

Today's Editorial in the USA today strongly criticizes Pelosi's as well as comments made by Matt Lauer and Tim Russert on the NBC Today Show. Both media outlets are no friend of the Bush administration and often ignore wrongdoings by Democrats. However, the Speaker's ill-conceived trip to Syria is too shameful for many outlets of the liberal media to ignore.


Did Pelosi Commit a Felony?
Logan act possibly violated

Former assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs and former chairman of the ABA standing committee on law and national security, Robert Turner, has an editorial in today's Wall Street Journal, which argues that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have committed a felony when she went to Syria this week.

The Logan Act makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," to communicate with a foreign government in an effort to influence that government's behavior on any "disputes or controversies with the United States," according to Turner.

I am not a lawyer and will never pretend to be one. However, every competent citizen can read a statue and can come up with reasonable conclusions on what the law is suppose to mean. Decide for yourself, read the Logan Act and conclude for yourself is the Madam Speaker should be fitted for an orange jump suit or maybe at minimum, be censured by congress and resign her Speakership.


Iran not so nice to British captives

Blindfolded, bound, stripped, interrogated and threatened is how the British soldiers held hostage by Iran, are describing their two-week nightmare. Seven years in prison is what they were told would be their fate if they did not admit they had strayed into Iranian waters.

The soldiers state they were 1.7 nautical miles outside of Iranian waters and Iran deliberately entered Iraqi waters with the goal of detaining the British sailors. This claim in conjunction with the prisoners being paraded on television as well as female soldier Faye Turney being isolated in a cell away from her fellow countrymen are clear violations of the Geneva convention.

Listen....listen....the silence from the so-called human right groups, Hollywood liberals, Cindy Sheehan and the international press, including the United States media is deafening. I guess only the Bush administration is capable of human rights violations. When the Islamic fundamentalists do it, it's better to ignore it and hope they leave us alone.

Good Friday & Happy Easter to my Gentile Brothers and Sisters

Paulie

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