Pelosi said Assad assured her of his willingness to engage in peace talks with Israel ....It would be nice if Speaker Pelosi's staff looked into the meaning the phrase "useful idiot."
“We were very pleased with the assurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process. He’s ready to engage in negotiations for peace with Israel,” Pelosi said.
Syria's ruling party is Baathist, a Nazi-Stalinist fusion party. This makes Assad the last dictator in the world to claim fealty to Nazi ideas. Syria has long been considered a state-sponsor of terror and responsible for funding Hamas and ordering the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri . Rep. Lantos (D-Ca) traveled with Rep. Pelosi to Syria. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on his opinion of this trip:
Rep. Tom Lantos, a San Mateo Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee who is accompanying Pelosi and several other Democrats and one Republican lawmaker, said during the group's visit to Israel on Sunday, "We have an alternative Democratic foreign policy. I view my job as beginning with restoring overseas credibility and respect for the United States." [emphasis added]Assad heads a murderous Nazi-inspired regime but what concerns Rep. Lantos is reassuring Assad that the US will return to "credibility and respect" under a "Democratic foreign policy."