Friday, March 30, 2007

Consistently on one side

Speaker Pelosi has considered the Iranian capture of British hostages and, the AP reports, Speaker Pelosi is reluctant to intervene in foreign policy:
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. .... "The leadership discussed it and agreed that inserting Congress into an international crisis while ongoing would not be helpful," Daly said. [emphasis added]
This is, of course, the same Speaker Pelosi who intervened in foreign affairs this week to provide Al Qaeda with a date-certain for victory in Iraq. It is certainly an accident that in both actions, Iran hostages and Iraq war funding, her actions appeared to favor the radical Islamists.

UPDATE: Apparently the thing about not "inserting Congress into an international crisis" was so last week. This week, the Speaker is visiting the middle-east and talking with leaders of Syria, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. While supporting the British hostages remains off her agenda, AP reports that "Pelosi said Sunday she will raise the issue of two Israeli soldiers captured by the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah and a third captured by Palestinian militants last year with Syrian President Bashar Assad."

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