Nancy's trip to Syria

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  1. daronspicher

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    Did Congress take over the foreign policy role and thus Nancy is going there as a diplomat? no....

    Um.... Oh yeah... that's right.... Syria is a state sponsor of global terrorism and Nancy wants to stop in to make sure her agenda is properly aligned with that of the Syrian government. Can she handle this on her own, or does she need Murtha to come along to take notes?

    You elected them folks.... We just report it...

    Maybe she's negotiating a surrender of the American forces in Iraq to the Syrians...
     
  2. charliem

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    I think she should stay home and bake some cookies.
     
  3. MarinJohn

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    The five foot mother of 6 is doing what no republican man has the guts to do. Get the FACTS instead of bark-a-lounge it in front of FAUX entertainment/news network. Don't be so threatened by her, she's merely a mommy with a gavel.
     
  4. burritos

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(daronspicher @ Mar 31 2007, 07:29 AM) [snapback]415420[/snapback]</div>
    Is that what you really think?
     
  5. livelychick

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(burritos @ Mar 31 2007, 03:14 PM) [snapback]415566[/snapback]</div>
    Improper question. You're presupposing that he thinks.
     
  6. larkinmj

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    What are we doing talking to countries like Syria and Iran? We should just nuke 'em all!!!
    (oops, I thought I was still on the "Talk like a Republican" thread...)
     
  7. Godiva

    Godiva AmeriKan Citizen

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    So it's all right for Senators and Congressmen to go on fact finding missions, but not for the speaker of the house.

    I'm confident that at least she'll find some facts.
     
  8. Stev0

    Stev0 Honorary Hong Kong Cavalier

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Godiva @ Mar 31 2007, 02:42 PM) [snapback]415604[/snapback]</div>
    That's what the neocons are afraid of. You know reality has a liberal bias.
     
  9. Godiva

    Godiva AmeriKan Citizen

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stev0 @ Mar 31 2007, 03:44 PM) [snapback]415605[/snapback]</div>
    I've already said I think our country can benefit from the firm hand of a mother or grandmother. I wouldn't be surprised if Nancy was going to gently and diplomatically lay down the law and the consequences.
     
  10. huskers

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    She is just trying to mend some fences. You know how much respect the muslim world has for women (especially in positions of power). I am sure she will be a hit. :unsure:
     
  11. IsrAmeriPrius

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Godiva @ Mar 31 2007, 12:42 PM) [snapback]415604[/snapback]</div>
    They can only go if they happen to be Republicans. ;)
     
  12. daronspicher

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    If Syria.... oh.. hold on... If some 'radical faction' in Syria happened to grab her motorcade and take her hostage... I wonder if Dubya would ask for her back?

    I'm not sure I would..

    Would the democrats get their undies in a bunch and be demanding war against Syria to get her back?

    First they'd vote for it, then they'd vote against it.... and blame it on Dubya...

    Ah heck, I'll say it... Hope they keep Nancy once her plane lands in Syria....
     
  13. Stev0

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(daronspicher @ Mar 31 2007, 07:29 PM) [snapback]415715[/snapback]</div>
    Let's look at the history books, shall we?

    Democratic president, Carter, had to deal with the fact that terrorists held American citizens hostage. He told the terrorists to shove it.

    Republican president, Reagan, had a similar situation. He groveled before them, saying "Oh, no, Mr. terrorist! please don't hurt me! You want money? Here you go! You want weapons? Here they are!"

    The funny thing is Carter is nowadays remembered as a "wimp", and Reagan all macho cowboy, when in reality Carter is the one with the brass balls, and Reagan was the wimp.
     
  14. robincx

    robincx "Fear is the mind killer"

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stev0 @ Mar 31 2007, 10:06 PM) [snapback]415756[/snapback]</div>
    Nice Stev0,

    It's good to hear a progressive opinion on this board. By demographics Prius owners are smart and well informed, but sometimes I feel as though I'm lunching with GW before an NRA convention.
     
  15. Mirza

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    Nancy's got balls 'o steel... these are the kinds of steps it will take to arrive at peace in the Middle East.
     
  16. larkinmj

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(daronspicher @ Mar 31 2007, 09:29 PM) [snapback]415715[/snapback]</div>
    Well now, that's an awfully Christian thing to say, isn't it!
     
  17. burritos

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(larkinmj @ Apr 1 2007, 12:44 PM) [snapback]415999[/snapback]</div>
    If you think about it, it really is.

    There's a vast difference between being christian and christ-like. The vast majority of americans who call themselves christians are indeed nice, courteous, and civil. But of those I'd hazzrd that mort are not christ-like.
     
  18. dragonfly

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    I take it you are equally outraged by Republicans Aderholt, Wolf, and Hobson, who are there now, and Spector who recently returned from there. :rolleyes:
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stev0 @ Mar 31 2007, 11:06 PM) [snapback]415756[/snapback]</div>
    Well, actually, I do believe that what happened was that Hezbollah in Lebanon had the hostages, and that Regan sold weapons to Iran (who weren't holding the hostages, but were in a war with Iraq), inorder to get Iran to try to pressure Hezbollah to release the hostages. It's true that there were all kinds of things in that deal to criticize, but it wasn't as you characterized it.
     
  20. larkinmj

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Dragonfly @ Apr 2 2007, 12:58 PM) [snapback]416428[/snapback]</div>
    In defense of Rep. Aderholt and the other Republicans, a trip to Syria was all they could afford. Jack Abramoff isn't around anymore and couldn't pay for them to take a golfing trip to Scotland.
     
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