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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Just when we thought the Democrats couldn't get any worse ...

... Nancy Pelosi goes and shows us they can go lower. John over at PowerLine has a most interesting report:

It's hard to believe, but that's what we're hearing from Capitol Hill. A resolution has been proposed in the House of Representatives that condemns Iran for the seizure of British sailors and marines, expresses support for our British allies. It's hard to see anything controversial in that. But apparently, the resolution has languished all week while Pelosi refuses to allow it to come to the floor.

Earlier today, Congressman Eric Cantor wrote the following letter to Pelosi:

Dear Madam Speaker:

Fifteen kidnapped British marines and sailors recently became the latest victims of a systematic Iranian campaign of terror and international defiance. The illegal seizure of the British forces is a signal that Iran views us as powerless to prevent it from realizing its aggressive ambitions.

For the sake of our standing in the world, our allies and most importantly the 15 British personnel and their families, I urge you to bring H. Res. 267 to the floor today before we adjourn. The resolution calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the British marines and sailors. It would also call on the U.N. Security Council to not only condemn the seizure, but to explore harsher sanctions to counter the growing Iranian threat.

A Republican Congressional staffer writes:

It is simply staggering to me that Pelosi refuses to stand beside America's closest ally. I literally would not have thought this possible, until I saw it this week.

This galls the Hell out of us. When the United States was hit on 11 September, Great Britain was one of the first nations to step up, condemn the actions of our enemy, offer condolences, and pledged to stand beside the United States no matter what we chose to do.

Since 1979 the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a declared enemy of the United States after their embassy shenanigans. We also have a long history of confrontation with Iran, so there's no question that their not an ally of ours.

But, when our ally has fifteen sailors illegally arrested and detained by an enemy of this nation, the only person to step up and condemn the action was President Bush. There are those in Congress -- specifically the House -- that want to send a message to Iran that we're not backing down in our support of an ally, Nancy Pelosi decides to play games with US foreign policy now.

There are points in time where partisanship needs to be set aside. She's ticked with the president? Fine. Not happy she's getting beat like a bongo drum by the alternative media? Tough. But when an ally is looking around to see if anyone has their back, especially against a nation hostile to our own, and has sent proxies into a war zone where we're at to attack our troops and hinder our mission, I think they'd like to see us right there beside them as they were -- and still are -- for us.

Wake up moonbats. This war goes beyond al Qaeda, Iraq, and Afghanistan. This is a war with a number of religious zealots that are abiding by a Seventh Century ideology of conquest and subjugation. The Looming Tower is the primer, and allows us a very detailed glimpse at the sort of ideology of hate we face. And America Alone is definitively showing that our enemy is winning in Europe.

I can't believe that Nancy Pelosi won't do a simple thing like this. All we want to do is convey to Britain that we're there for them, and we'll stand beside them as they did us. If she can't do this simple thing, what sort of message does that convey to our allies around the world? Not only are we thinking of retreating from the war we're in -- a war we didn't start -- but we won't even stand beside our allies when they need the support the most. It's a sad display, really, and one that her party should be appalled by.

Publius II


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