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Pelosi's Approval Takes First Hit

Under near withering assault from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has seen her approval rating suffer its first significant drop in her brief tenure wielding the gavel, according to a new independent poll.

While she still remains more popular than President Bush, Pelosi's job approval rating dropped to 46 percent, according to an AP-Ipsos poll conducted in the middle of last week. Her disapproval rating climbed up to 44 percent, which is a sizeable shift from mid-January when the same poll had Pelosi's approval-disapproval rating at 51-35. That mid-January finding held steady in late February, when the Washington Post/ABC News poll showed Pelosi's job performance rated at 50-31 in favor of her.

It's certainly noteworthy that the AP-Ipsos poll was conducted during the peak of attacks against the speaker for leading a congressional delegation to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Those attacks included Vice President Dick Cheney's remarks on the Rush Limbaugh radio show and President Bush's comments during a Rose Garden press conference. And she remains more popular than Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was when he became speaker, settling in at an unpopular 40-48 rating by late January 1995.

But Pelosi's drop in popularity serves as an early warning for Democrats. In separate interviews last week, a pair of House Democratic leaders circled the wagons around their speaker and vowed a strong defense.

"The Karl Rove machine has continued to try to demonize Nancy, and I think this latest effort will fall flat," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

"I can say unequivocally that we aren't going to let George Bush define our speaker. That is something we will do," said Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the majority whip.

But, with Pelosi's caucus spread across the country for the House's two-week Easter recess, the Democrats have not had a built-in system to defend her. Her defenders have largely been ex-diplomats such as Richard Holbrooke or former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on cable talk shows, as well as a few lawmakers appearing on the Sunday talk shows to discuss other topics. Pelosi and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), who was part of the delegation to the Middle East with the speaker, are holding a press conference today to defend the trip, but that's in San Francisco and not likely to generate much attention in Washington.

With the Senate back in session, there still hasn't been a robust defense of the speaker. "I'm glad she went," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Capitol Briefing after a press conference today on Iraq funding. He declined further comment on the trip, even though he said he'd just concluded a long conversation with Pelosi.

As our friends at Talking Points Memo noted, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) called the Pelosi-led trip the "right thing", but even they conceded this occurred in a "little noticed interview" with a radio station.

Van Hollen and Clyburn gave a road map to how Democrats would defend their speaker, first suggesting that the public wants a different approach on foreign policy. "The American people have run out of patience with the Bush administration when it comes to national security and Iraq," Van Hollen said. "She's on really strong middle ground."

And Clyburn noted that at least three different sets of Republicans had also been to Syria, delivering similar messages to Assad as Pelosi did. "There's something disingenuous about all that," he said of the Bush-Cheney criticism of Pelosi.

Brendan Daly, Pelosi's spokesman, said the speaker's team has been prepared for the attacks. "We know that she's going to be a target," he said. "You've got to fight back."

The new AP-Ipsos poll showed a nine-point rise in public disapproval of Pelosi, from 35 percent to 44 percent. It will be interesting to see where her disapproval rating stands a few weeks from now, and whether this was a temporary spike based largely on the Syria story.

Republicans have been trying for months to turn Pelosi into the Gingrich-style bogeywoman of the left, similar to the way they drove up the negative ratings for Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) when he became Senate majority leader in 2001. Daschle, hailing from a conservative state, lost his seat to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) in 2004. Pelosi isn't under any of those types of pressures back home in San Francisco. Californians approve of her performance by a 48-27 margin. But the GOP would like nothing better than to turn her into a divisive figure.

"People just aren't listening to them right now," Van Hollen said of her critics. "People have largely tuned them out."

That's a prediction that will take a few months, and a few more independent polls testing Pelosi's popularity, to confirm.

By Paul Kane  |  April 10, 2007; 4:45 PM ET
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...and of course the mainstream media in their typical fashion, only parroted the the repugnican talking points instead of doing some very minimal research and pointing out that the repubs (Newt Gingrich) not only visited adversary nations, but encouraged the leaders to bypass the state dept. and deal directly with congress. Shame on the MSM!!!

Posted by: radiclib | April 10, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

How is there ever going to be a robust support for Nancy Pelosi when all you hear from the MSM is neocon parroting propaganda talking points? Why is there a black out on TV of her supporters? The Bush/Cheney people only know how to start wars. It's time for the Democrats to take over foreign diplomacy, as well as everything else in the federal government. The Dems have the majority and the popularity, the GOP lemmings have nothing but a cliff crashing down to shame and irrelevancy.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

That was posted by me.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT, STERLING VA | April 10, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi's drop in approval reflects exactly why Bush was elected and then re-elected: Republicans have a huge propaganda machine and know how to utilize it better than Democrats ever will. They are so good that even when making false statements or ridiculous claims, people will be influenced by it. Unfortunately, this is what rules our country.

Our government shouldn't be wasting time on labeling each other. They should try to improve this country and the world. At least Pelosi is trying to communicate with the Mid-Eastern leaders to find some resolve. The US needs to join together with the rest of the world leaders in figuring out a multilateral and economically sound way of ending terrorism and Mid-East tensions. One of the most effective ways is to end global poverty.

Our leaders shouldn't abandon Iraq or fight with each other over who is wrong, but rather support its growth and the growth of other undeveloped countries by funding the UN Millennium Development Goals. According to the Borgen Project, just 0.16% of our federal budget is spent on poverty reduction while $340 billion has been spent on the war. Of all wealthy nations, we contribute the least percentage. We need elect leaders who will make a real effort at ending middle-eastern tensions and to do that, they need to redirect our funds to programs that will work to combat the conditions that foster extremism.

Posted by: anna k | April 10, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Does she have any Idea the damage she will do to the country if she fails to recant these things she says?
Her venomous words are destroying the foundation of our government. If she believes her power will protect her as the rest of the country slips away, she is mistaken and will be swept away as well.
This slave state she will set upon us will impoverish us all.

Posted by: David Nesbitt | April 10, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

i due believe that bush is using the same politics as hitler and polosi is trying to stop this nonsece

Posted by: claus | April 10, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Who the fu*ck cares what Dick Cheney or the pathetic Shrub says or does? They are worthless pieces of sh*it that need to be impeached and prosecuted. I think Pelosi demonstrated a lot of guts to do what she did. With stupid do-nothings for [allegedly] President, VP and Secretary of State, someone must try some diplomacy. These Republican fools are too ignorant, arrogant and busy counting the money they have managed to rip off from the U.S. Treasury to give a flying fu*ck what other countries do or say. They would rather drop a bomb (preferably a nuke) than sit down and try to resolve differences. Impeach and prosecute the whole friggin' Administration and their enablers (including Lieberman and McCain) for war crimes. Hang em high!

Posted by: Patrick Henry | April 10, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

response to post by david nesbit...what the heck are you talking about. Recant what? What venomous words? Please, let's hear some actual quotes that you claim are destroying the foundation of this country. Instead of believing first then passing along worthless propaganda, prove what you are alleging. Honestly, I worry about people who are so far out there you can't see how you are being bamboozled. Really, you should do some serious research on your own, study real investigative journalism and learn the truth. The ones that are sinking this country deeper and deeper into a whole are the ones in power now.

Posted by: oregonlib | April 10, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

There once was a boy who cried wolf...

Posted by: Patrick Huss | April 10, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney chose to speak out regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi*s meeting with Syrian President Assad on Rush Limbaugh*s radio show. All our illegitimately elected
President George Bush could do was have a
pissy fit in the White House rose garden.
First, what American with a thinking mind would listen to Rush Limbaugh and take him
or Cheney seriously? Besides both Rush and
Dick are extremely bitter people. Secondly,
at this point in President Bush*s illegal presidency why doesn*t he look at the fact that Nancy Pelosi*s trip to the Middle East might*ve brought about positive change. Then again, when was the last time
George or Dick weren*t bitter.

Posted by: Jethro Singer | April 10, 2007 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi did something that the Bush administration has not the imagination or gumption to do: engage the Syrians on the diplomatic front! -- So what if it fails? -- It takes away their excuse that no one has tried. -- Pelosi is much smarter that the GOP is willing to give her creit for. -- And what has their policy of isolation acheived? -- ZERO! -- Time to try a new tack. The clock is ticking on our time in the M/E.

Posted by: odin966 | April 10, 2007 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi knows far more about how to win peace in the world than Bush knows about how to win a war. For that, Americans should be thankful that she possesses the courage and moral fiber to do the will of the majority of the American people. Shame on the hypocrites who oppose her noble efforts to do what is right for our nation for a change.

Posted by: Peter Spinzi | April 10, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

JUST WAITING FOR THE DAY BUSH AND CHIMP ARE
IMPEACHED AND HOPEFULLY END UP IN JAIL.

Posted by: Carl | April 10, 2007 11:36 PM | Report abuse

We need Bush to finish his job. Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Korea, these are all Bush disasters. Nothing is likely to repair them in the short term. If Democrats attempt to become a part of the solution, they will give Carl Rove the excuse to blame it on the Democrats.

Give the voters another year and they will not only vote out this admionistration but most of the Republicans in both houses.

The Democrats need to criticize but not intervene.

Posted by: Oscar Mayer | April 10, 2007 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Regarding Republicans' wish to make Nancy Pelosi the bogeywoman of the left, it is not necessary. She has done so with her own slanderous descriptions of the President of the US over the last several years. She and her companions have not put forth any positive ideas on how to solve the problem of the Muslim leadership's decree, which states that all Jews and those who support them must die. Regarding Bush and Cheney being warmongers as noted in previous comments, you can't have it both ways - either you expect the President to do everything possible to prevent more Muslim terrorist attacks, or you wait for the next inevitable 9/11 attack. Do you remember the thuds heard as people jumped to their deaths rather than be burnt alive? Can you recall the shock, horror and fear of those first few hours and days following? We need to broadcast the film footage regularly for a point of reference. It's unfortunate that this democratic nation cannot express its disagreement with its political leaders in any other way than personal attack.

Posted by: Faim | April 11, 2007 12:03 AM | Report abuse

the point is , how are you as speaker of the house supposed to trust intelligence from a man , and his people who has fabricated intelligence since he was first appointed , not elected president...

He , his people and his intelligence appointees , control the information that is released... John Negroponte , Director of National Intelligence has the ability to jerk the pension of anyone that decides to testify against this administration , regardless of what branch of the intelligence that person serves under...

ANYONE THAT TAKES THE WORD OF THE PEOPLE THAT BUSH IS PRESSING FORWARD needs their head examined and their phones tapped...


The REPUBLICANAS ARE IN FOR THEMSELVES AND ARE NOT SUPPORTING THE CITIZENS... period , they need to be eliminated with extreme predjudice , up to and including asking them to testify under oath if they are choosing party over country...


THIS CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN , TREASON IS CHOOSING A PARTY OVER YOUR COUNTRY... THE PRESIDENT IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE COUNTRY AND ITS CITIZENS NOT A SINGLE PARTY AND A CONGRESS IS _SUPPOSED_ TO SERVE THE WILL OF ITS PEOPLE...

IF THE REPUBLICANS RESORT TO DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AS A WAY OF DEFEATING OVERSIGHT , THEY NEED TO BE ELIMINATED _W_I_T_H_ PREDJUDICE... AND SUED FOR REDRESSMENT...

Posted by: this is the point... | April 11, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

HOW IS AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESIDENT SLANDOROUS ?

He president by fraud Bush is a known alcoholic... with two daughters that have been charged with alcohold related crimes if I am not mistaken...


He George Bush , is obviously a liar as a habit... as everyone knows... on multiple not single occaisions...

He has commited the IMPEACHABLE OFFESNSE , according to John W. Dean in his book WORSE THAN WATERGATE , of misleading Congress...

JOHN W. DEAN GOES INTO GREAT DETAIL ABOUT HOW TO GO ABOUT LAYING DOWN THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT... in his book , I suggest that the Republicans need to be reprimanded publically for their slanderous attack on honesty... and named publically... thanks.


George W. Bush , is a draft dodger , a borderline student C-


George W. Bush is a boy that had his daddy pay his way through life , who thinks that the answer to any life crisis is to whip

out the family name and call for a PHOTO OP...

HE APPOINTS CRONIES TO IMPORTANT POSITIONS , FABRICATES INTELLIGENCE AND ASKS JINSA TO COVER FOR HIM...


HE PLAYS THE JEWS AGAINST THE ARABS AND GETS PAYMENTS FROM BOTH SIDES AS HIS OWN COUNTRY

MOVES BACKWARDSS... HE IS AN EMBARASSMENT AND A FRAUD ...


And he has a trust fund that comes from JEWISH SLAVE LABOR AT AUNSCHWITZ... FROM HIS FATHERS FATHERS NAZI INVESTMENTS IN WWII... and that is a fricking fact.

Posted by: AND THIS | April 11, 2007 12:14 AM | Report abuse

the point is this , many of the Congress people and some posters here are threatened by having someone on the inside that knows who they are , that wants to do a good job and will remove corruption...

under any pretext they want her out.... the shallowness of these posts speaking against her with such poisonous intent should help her to feel that she is on the right tack...

obviously there are some people that are very afraid...
keep up the good work , the garden needs tended to and some weeds pulled ....


who could trust the intelligence that is forwarded from the WhiteHouse ? Fabrication _is_ what they call intelligence

if statesmen and women need to check out the validity of a position then that is done personally...

you all know the kid that tells a story and doesnt want you to check it out... they say , _you_dont_need_to_do_that_ , _mom_will_get_mad_ , and other crap like that ....


you can tell that you are on the right track as a politician when all the naysayers use appeal to emotion as their only tool.....


simple derision and ridicule is the tool of fools , the only tool use against Nancy Pelosi _HERE_ AND IN CONGRESS _was_ appeal_to_emotion ...and implying that she should KNOW HERE PLACE... well I have a place that I would like the Congress to know...HEARTBREAK FRICKING HOTEL...


APPEAL TO EMOTION IS a logical FALLACY , THAT ASKS YOU TO LISTEN TO AN EMOTIONAL APPEAL FROM CONGRESS PEOPLE AND IGNORE SOMEONE DOING A GOOD JOB AS THEY ATTEMPT TO SLIME HER... look up appeal to emotion , in a college debate book, logic theory or even on Wikipedia , maybe next time you will use facts...


but since there are none to support your simpleminded assertions you resort to grade school asassination of character attempts... keep it up little worms... the republicans could become the third party so hated are you... petty people deserve deep holes to be thrown into , Hastert... I can feel your ugliness... and the faint mewlings or your stupidity...


THIRD PARTY , IS WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE HEADING FOR... AGAINST YOUR COUNTRY , AND FIGHTING TO HIDE EVIL... may you achieve your just deserts... being seen for what you are greedy little slathering tools of obfuscations and chicanerery... worms of delusion...

Posted by: hey kids! | April 11, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

To this is the point: When exactly has anyone who has negative comments or "evidence" been unable to bring it forward? Given the current backing that anyone anti-Bush has within the major newspapers and tv networks, there haven't been many missed opportunities to denigrate this administration or release "secret" information. FYI, treason is the treacherous attempt to overthrow one's government, not the effort to elevate one's party. All American presidents have elevated members of their party to positions of power, as well as attempted to achieve their party's agenda. As far as that goes, the pot appears to be calling the kettle black. If anything, Bush and Frist were far too accommodating and did not understand that there was no respectable compromise to be gained by "reaching across the aisle" to the extent that they did. Question: What support are the citizens not getting? And what exactly is the will of the people? I know what is the will of the people who have the attention of the media, but what about the average American? Are they for subjugating our government and people to the will of the United Nations, or the European Union? Are they for the further brainwashing of their children at an ever earlier age through even more early childhood education? Do they now wish to give away 60-70% instead of the current 50% of their hard-earned money to a government who would tell them what to do at every turn? Why so much anger and violent intent toward this administration? They'll be gone soon enough and your utopia can begin.

Posted by: Faim | April 11, 2007 12:38 AM | Report abuse

the footage of those first few hours


post this:


James Baker the III , was watching the Collapse of the WTC in the RITZ - CARLTON with the BIN LADEN FAMILY...


HE ALSO DEFENDED THEM AGAINST THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE WTC... and won , he was paid $3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THAT...


CARLYLE GROUP is George H.W. Bushes and little Georgies Company... James Baker III is an investor and lawyer for that company , ENRON WAS A BIG INVESTOR IN CARLYLE GROUP ...THE SAUDIS STILL ARE...


15 of the WTC , purported bombers were SAUDI , one lebanese , one egyptian , one UAE


Johnathan Bush , Georges Uncle was convicted of MONEY LAUNDERING 10s of MILLIONS OF $DOLLARS$ for the Saudi Arabian Embassys , PRINCE BANDAR.... SOME OF THAT MONEY PURPORTEDLY FOUND ITS WAY INTO THE HANDS OF THE WTC BOMBERS... JOHNATHAN BUSH of RIGGS BANK was fined $25 MILLION DOLLARS...


MARVIN BUSH , GEORGES BROTHER , was on the board of directors at the security agency that had the contract for security at WTC and DULLES [PORT OF ENTRY] INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT... at the time that the WTC went down... CIA TRAINED Al QUEARBOYS... and all of a sudden they just turned on us or was it a fabrication and false flag attack...


CERTAINLY , anyone with the emotional intelligence of a 12 year old or greater could easily conclude given the evidence of an attempt to get Clinton to attack IRAQ in 1997 with the PNAC Letter with the same blustery players that tried to foist fraud on Clinton foisting fraud on the American PUBLIC now... and COMPLICIT CONGRESS SUPPORTING THAT FRAUD...

Take them out... indict , arrest , prosecute , try , convict and if found guilty execute the little piglets...


FILM IT , PUT IT ON DVD AND ESTABLISH A PAY PER VIEW EXECUTION...

TO PAY BACK AMERICANS FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST THE CITIZENS....

Posted by: along with | April 11, 2007 12:38 AM | Report abuse

the MISSING MIDDLE CLASS ,


WHY ARE _ILLEGAL_ ALIENS TAKING THE ONLY REMAINING IN_COUNTRY JOBS ?


WHAT HAPPENED TO IN_COUNTRY MANUFACTURING ?


How STUPID ARE YOU ?

Posted by: where is | April 11, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

choose party _OVER_ country is obviously treasonous...

you took an oath of office bonehead...


you are violating your oath...

do you need remedial reading ?


some gingko ?


ethics training ?

Posted by: to | April 11, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps some of Pelosi's fall in the polls is due to the fact that she has decided that she would rather protect the Democratic Political chances in the 2008 elections than do the peoples business of impeachment. Aparently she does not recognize her responsibility to the people and has taken it upon herself to take away their opportunity for re-dress against the unlawful actions of this administration by blocking their call for impeachment. She is substituting her will for Political power against the justice that is due the American people. Until she recognises that her duty is to the people and not the politicians her poll numbers will continue to fall. It was not her trip to Syria that was wrong, I'd say that was to her benefit but why in God's name did she take impeachment off the table. She should be supporting us in our efforts to attain justice for the attrocities that this administration has committed, not blocking us.

Posted by: VZudell | April 11, 2007 2:34 AM | Report abuse

THE UNITED STATES SENATE OF AMERICA AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES **THE CONGRESS** AS WELL APROVED SUBPOENAS. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**** LET THE GAMES CONTINUE ****---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------one down **Kyle Sampson** --- two down **MONICA GOODLING** --- three down **Michael J. Elston** --- FOUR down **JUSTICEDEPARTMENT ARCHIEF THOUSANDS OF FIRINGPAPERS AND EMAILS NOT HANDED OVER TO CONGRESS,GONZALES SUBPOENAED TO DELIVER BY MONDAY 2.00 HOURS** --- **GONZALES IS ABOUT TO RESIGN,AND OTHERWISE WILL BE SEND AWAY BEFOR MAY, BY CONGRESS SO WE MAY CONSIDER HIM DOW** --- AND MIERS*S VERTICAL SMILE WILL CHANGE IN A GRIME ONES SHES INDICTED ** OUR COMMANDER IN THEFT AND CHEAT WILL LEAVE US SOON **SOONER** NOW THAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED THE PHONY ANONIMOUS ITALIAN LETTER SPELLED IN FRENCH THAT CHEATED US IN AN UNNECESSARY WAR !! EARLY ELECTIONS ARE ON THE WAY...I.E. BEFORE THIS SUMMER. AND LET US BE CLEAR ALL PERSONS BELONG TO THE GROUP OF EXTREME CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN TERRORISTS !!!

Posted by: jwh | April 11, 2007 2:57 AM | Report abuse

"But Pelosi's drop in popularity serves as an early warning for Democrats."
Oooooh. Booga. Booga.
"Her defenders have largely been ex-diplomats such as Richard Holbrooke or former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on cable talk shows, as well as a few lawmakers appearing on the Sunday talk shows to discuss other topics."
That's because the MSM can't manage the accurate reporting of the Republican team doing the same damned thing, nor that Pelosi had a Republican in tow. Nor that she didn't carry any message that ran counter even to Bush/Cheney policies.
You dork.

Posted by: Sheila Condit | April 11, 2007 5:10 AM | Report abuse

The MSM appears not to be the least bit ashamed of their part in all this. Gag. Of course Nancy Pelosi is a target. The only thing Republicans had to run on in 2006 was *Nancy Pelosi is very, very scary.* Well, that got the GOP A Thumpin in 2006. Yesterday Peter Baker admitted that the MSM loves conflict. So I guess the MSM slurped up the Bush talking points about Pelosi so they could have their beloved conflict. Too bad the blood on their hands from parroting the Bush talking points on Iraq didn't teach our MSM the bloody lesson about the bloody result of Bu**sh** on the part of the Bush adminstration. Carry on, Speaker Pelosi. You're a brave lady.

Posted by: Jan | April 11, 2007 5:59 AM | Report abuse

Watch the smackdown of David Gregory of NBC by Richard Holbrooke and his attempt at pushing Republican talking points and you will see what a piss poor lot the White House Press Corps is. He actually used the word shadow diplomacy in reference to Speaker Pelosi, a Republican talking point, and forgot that Speaker Gingrich went to China with John Boehner during the Clinton years when relations were rocky, and Hastert went to Colombia and told them to contact him if they ran into problems.

While Speaker Pelosi was in the ME Republican Congressmen visited Pres Assad before and after the Pelosi visit. Did the White House pee when that happened? No. Those scumbags are pretty selective in their outrage. So I am not too bothered by any poll given that background.

Posted by: Alan | April 11, 2007 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Pelosi will continue to lose support. She needed to be knocked down a peg as she was getting to full of herself. The dems are not going to win the debate or cut off money on Iraq because they don't have the votes so they need to give the troops the money they need and move on. When you have Levin coming out and saying they will fund the troops period you know they have lost the debate. Reid looks stupid out there whinning that Bush won't talk to them.

Posted by: angel | April 11, 2007 9:07 AM | Report abuse

baaaa baaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaa , pretty much describes your article sonny...

you mean these kinds of foreign policies...

... REGARDING WHY ARE WE IN AFGHANISTAN?

From a Danish NEWSOURCE...what the world thinks of the United States...

.... The pre-planned attack on Afghanistan, as we have seen, was meant to nullify the contract between the Taliban and the Bridas Corporation, to assure access to the Caspian Basin riches for American oil companies.

It was a pure play of international energy policy. It had NOTHING to do, as REPORTED, with apprehending Osama bin Laden

--it was a pure play of security policy..a fabrication.[...]On October 7, 2001 the carpet of bombs is unleashed over Afghanistan.

Hamid Karzai, the former Unocal consultant, now owned by CHEVRON , is installed as head of an interim government.

Subsequently he is elected President of Afghanistan, and welcomes the first U.S. envoy--Mr. John J. Maresca, Vice President for International Relations of the Unocal Corporation, who had implored Congress three years previously to have the Taliban overthrown.

Mr. Maresca was succeeded by Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad--also a former Unocal consultant.

Mr. Khalilzad has since become Ambassador to Iraq.

With the Taliban banished and the Bridas contract moot, Presidents Karzai of Afghanistan and Musharraf of Pakistan meet on February 8, 2002, sign an agreement for a new pipeline, and the way forward is open for Unocal once more.

[ Mr. Khalilzad has since become Ambassador to the United Nations.] replacing Bolton...

search on PNAC JINSA Douglas Feith , Richard Perle and see who else is backing bush...

search also on Paul Wolfowitz author of PNAC and appointed PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK...and

read Helen Caldecotts book, The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bushs Military-Industrial Complex ...

that will help to protect you from misconstrued kindness of enemies... like you.

Posted by: hey little sheeple | April 11, 2007 10:14 AM | Report abuse

regarding the CURRENT IRAQI GOVERNMENT TO GIVE AWAY OIL RESOURCES TO OUTSIDERS FOR 30 YEARS...

that BILLION DOLLARS that Georgie Porgie wants to give to the Iraqis to help them ?rebuild? how about a bribe...

the US Appointe IRAQI INTERIM GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY LOOTED THE IRAQ TREASURY OF $2.3 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH THEY HAVE USED TO BUILD HOMES OVERSEAS...

as I understand it some oil contracts have been signed WITH OUTSIDERS, that will take effect for a 30 year period, starting in March BP EXXON and some others for Iraqi OIL...

the interim government in Iraq put in place by the United States managing that task... John Negroponte, an appointee and head of the Central American terrorist obfuscation task force was in charge of that I believe...

anyway the US Appointed Iraqi Interim government looted the Iraqi treasury of 2.3 BILLION DOLLARS in the last 10 months and built homes in other countries...

so the BILLION DOLLARS IS BUSHES WAY OF SAYING you need money now?

give me what I want and I will give you this pay off...
he put them in the position of not having any money by putting people in power that took the countries money and spent it on themselves....

the treasury is empty..on purpose...

believe it or not this was in Parade Magazine, and insert in weekend papers...in their Intelligence report, not in the Washington Post though, it was accompanied with a list of sources for the info...

Posted by: and this... | April 11, 2007 10:16 AM | Report abuse

why we are in IRAQ....QUOTE At any time within the next few days, the Iraqi Council of Ministers is expected to approve a new hydrocarbon law essentially drawn up by the Bush Administration and its UK lackey.

The law will give Exxon, BP, Shell and other carbon cronies of the White House unprecedented sweetheart deals, allowing them to pump gargantuan profits from Iraqs nominally state-owned oilfields for decades to come.

This law has been in the works since the very beginning of the invasion - indeed, since months before the invasion, when the Bush Administration brought in Phillip Carroll, former CEO of both Shell and Fluor, the politically-wired oil servicing firm, to devise contingency plans for divvying up Iraqs oil after the attack.

Once the deed was done, Carroll was made head of the American advisory committee overseeing the oil industry of the conquered land,

as Joshua Holland of Alternet.com has chronicled in two remarkable reports on the backroom maneuvering over Iraqs oil: Bushs Petro-Cartel Almost Has Iraqs Oil and The U.S. Takeover of Iraqi Oil. END QUOTE chris-floyd DOT Com

Posted by: check out these posts Paul Kane , maybe I am a nut... or maybe you are an insurgent in country | April 11, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Another in a long line of MSM attacks on Pelosi and Dems in general. Fox this morning is pushing the preposterous idea that Pelosi should be prosecuted as a traitor. Hardly ever any mention that Republicans were there before her, that there were Republicans with her who defended the trip, or that most Americans want out of this war and feel diplomacy is the only way.

America dies a little more each day as the MSM focuses on who fathered Nocole's baby, and other non-stories to take our attention away from the real problems that face us all...

Posted by: Anonymous | April 11, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

4 MORE YEARS (OF CHENEY THAT IS)

JUST SO YOU KOOK LIBS CAN CONTINUE COMBUSTING ON THESE MESSAGE BOARDS.


PELOSI IS OUT OF HERE LEAGUE. SHE IS A PREMADONNA WHO WILL BE REMOVED BY HERE OWN PARTY.

Posted by: EARTH HAS A FEVER, LOL | April 11, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

HEY NANCY,

YOU'VE HAD ONE TOO MANY FACE LIFTS - YOUR EYELIDS NEED WATERING.

Posted by: EARTH HAS A FEVER, LOL | April 11, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Logan Act needs to be enforced

Posted by: M S | April 11, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

New CBS news poll out with McCain's favorable/unfavorables:

Favorable 26%, unfavorable 31%: +/- is -5

One month ago - same poll

Favorable 25% unfavorable 22%: +/- is +3;

that's an 8 point drop in +/- and a 9 point increase in unfavorables over 1 month.
Is Mr Kane going to put a blog article with the headline McCains approval takes big hit? We'll see

Posted by: U2 | April 11, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

What experience does Pelosi have in foreign policy? Why did the Dems plan have so much pork attached to it? Why couldn't they just concentrate on supporting Gen Petraeus (something that was already agreed to anyway). She is treading on dangerous waters, trying to make nice with the leader of a society that feels women have no place in politics. She has mislead el-Assar and the American public as to what exactly she was trying to accomplish. She has really goofed up on this one. Technically, she can be considered as portraying traitorous behavior, and should be held under scrutiny. Where are her transcripts for the trip? Aren't those required for trips of such importance? I say we subpoena her to testify in front of Congress on her actions.

Posted by: Donna | April 11, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi's trip implements the harmful Baker/Hamilton Commission recommendation for talks without preconditions. Diplomacy toward a terrorist state cannot involve conflict resolution, or "just talk to them" methods, because an independent Syria must no longer submit to Western logics and definitions of meaningful interactions. This adversary, and those African/Oriental /Asian cultures we seek as allies, contend in worlds where assassination, terrorism and genocide dominate political agendas.

The State Department designates Syria a terrorist state. A UN war crimes tribunal currently investigates Assad's link to assassination of Lebanon Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syria provides safe havens and conduits for foreign fighters killing innocent civilians and our soldiers in Iraq. Sponsorship of Hammas and Hezbollah provides Syria tools to disrupt Lebanon's struggle towards democracy, and to seek Israel's extinction. For these and other behaviors Syria earns US containment through isolation. Policies effectively applied against Libya, which returns to the international community as it renounces terrorism and WMD's.

Broadly representative government provides the antidote to infection by terrorist heresies, and brings final victory in the Global War on Terror. However, choosing representative government, over alliances with malevolent factions, requires extraordinary personal risks. Deliberations favoring such risks demand allies who consistently reject and isolate expressions of totalitarian force.

Polosi/Assad photo ops and sound bites damage our reliability by seeming to accommodate terrorism and criminality within the spectrum of international propriety. Governments must then reluctantly accommodate those elements within their cultures.

Posted by: Nolan Nelson | April 11, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

WOW!! Such VILE language!! It's difficult to understand we all seem to be talking about a fellow American who's only problem appears to be some of us don't like his way of conducting business. That's what elections are for!! We heard the Democrat voice telling us if we elect them they will change the way government works for the better. When, how long will it take? Two..Five..twelve..One hundred years, why is it we the people are ALWAYS obliged to wait. When two of their members were talking to us from the Senate floor they seemed to understand and articulate clearly almost every night what they felt the problem with this Administration were. They appeared to have a grasp on their facts and a clear understanding of the wrongness of direction we were undertaking in the country.
Gingrich and Pelosi were both wrong to do what they did, if done without the sitting President's approval or support. Fact finding missions are legitimate acts of Congress, anything else is interferance with current Government policies, whether we like that policy or not.
It looks like civility has been replaced by, in some cases, mindless blather and in others by profanity with a "*" separating the words, neither one is neccesarily of any use and actually leads one to ignore what may otherwise be an enlightening comment.
When do we stop phishing and get our Congress and Executive down to the pressing business of this nation? The war seems to be resolving itself, if the "surge" doesn't work we will leave, if it does, we will leave a little later. Either way, we will leave. What about Social Security...Medicare/Medicaide...Middle class America...Border Security?
What about the ridiculously, artificially high prices of our petroleum products. Where is the Attorney General of New York when we need him? Maybe a little commodities market investigation into why Oil (in abundant current supply) goes up when there's a Gasoline shortfall (separate markets the last time I looked). Any conspiracy, collusion theories out there?
I would really have liked to show my children how America resolves it's problems. Oh well, I'll do it somewhere else, at a later date.

Posted by: dg tyg | April 11, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

These Libs are just a joke already. They are so funny that they are making me cry. When the Dems took over congress, some Americans thought that was the greatest thing to happen since Wm.Jefferson Clinton won the presidential election! Which one is the bigger joke? You have Nancy Pelosi going to the Middle East and just proving her ignorance. She should be charged with being a traitor! She went against,(like it or not),the President's wishes. In addition she misrepresented Isreal and was an embarrassment to our country. Then you have Harry Reid. He needs to support a bill for brain cell research, perhaps he might be able to receive some. Who is he to decide that the funds should be given to the military only if there is a time table for withdrawal. What crudentials does he hold, that gives him the right to over ride our President & Generals? As our neighbors, friends, & family members pray for the safe return of their loved ones, why do we sit silent? Why are we ALLOWING this bunch of Libs to speak for us! As fast as they got into office, they can be voted out even faster! We need to write emails, letters, articles and call the offices of these Libs and tell them to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS OR GET OUT NOW!!!!

Posted by: Kap | April 11, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

"User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site."

It sure seems that quite a few posts need to be removed based on the posting rules...

Posted by: Nobody's watching | April 11, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

According to the Logan Act, no one can conduct foreign policy without the President's or State Department's permission. The fact that other politicians have gone to the middle east means nothing if State or the President didn't try to stop them. Bush directly asked Pelosi to stay out of this mess and that puts her directly in violation of federal law, which actually IS grounds for impeachment. Of course, no one in this town has the balls to bring this up, but if anyone wanted to bring proceedings against her, she could actually be impeached under this law.

Text of the law:

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

End quote

The law was made specifically to avoid the mess that Pelosi found herself in and to avoid the grief it causes to the diplomatic goals of the government she purports to serve.

Pelosi's numbers are down not because of any media blitz by Rove and company, but simply because she has made a fool of herself on the international stage and everyone is embarrassed by her. To believe anything else is denial.

Posted by: GR | April 11, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

what a bush of sniffeling idiots you all are

Posted by: tony raming | April 11, 2007 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me GR, but I just read your posting of the Logan Act. It states that any citizen ...without authority of the United States... in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States..., shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Just who is "the United States" that would grant this authority? You seem to imply that it is the President and he alone. But doesn't it also include the other branches of the government, the legislative and judicial? So, if she is, as Speaker of the House, and third in line for President, in a leadership role, wouldn't you think that this would put her in a role as "authority of the United States"?

Posted by: Randy6000 | April 11, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

You libs. are commi-idiots.

Posted by: longlivegeorge | April 11, 2007 9:44 PM | Report abuse

If you really have a policy to remove comments that contain profanity, I would suggest the removal of the comments of Patrick Henry (yeah, right-the man himself) on April 10, 2007. They contain vulgarity!!!!!!!!
Should not be allowed on the site.

Posted by: JJohnson | April 11, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

DEM0CRATAXS: BE READY. Ms. Pelosi is going down hill. She has not the capability to interfere with something nor belong to her, only to the President or Secretary of State. Liders like her or Mr. Reid wrongly beleive because they have majority at the Congress can do wathever they want. There is one point to stop and the american people star learning the mistake they made. The bad thing is the big amount of money they spend in this trip to be pay por the taxpayers. Anyway is a piece of cake if you think about the 400 billions in taxes they are planning if they win the next election.

Posted by: vapapo@comcast.net | April 11, 2007 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Ms Pelosi better enjoy her 2 yrs as speaker because after 2008 she's done. Hopefully all Republicans will wake up by then and see what the 2006 election has cost our country. You can't negotiate with terrorists. They think they have allies in the Democrats. The Republican party better unite with the President or our country is in big trouble. God help us all.

Posted by: Kate from PA | April 12, 2007 3:00 AM | Report abuse

The Dems act like they don't know what hit them. They were warned loud and clear that if they didn't take down the right wing's talk radio juggernaut in the early days of the new Congress, then it would frame and steamroll every initiative and candidate. There is no way you can stand up to a disinformation operation that dwarfs anything Goebbels could have dreamed of. The only solution is permanent hearings into the complete takeover of the AM radio dial by these right wing dirty tricksters who, according to the ANnenberg School research, dupe 50 million listeners with "false certainty" on every issue swinging the past 5 of 6 elections. Ownership must be pressured without ceasing to bring the public's airwaves back into balance.

Posted by: gregrocker | April 12, 2007 3:35 AM | Report abuse

MY GOD! Would you listen to these toothless hick rednecks? Can you believe that after being dumb enough to wreck this country's reputation by falling for the Shrub's WAR LIES that they would have the nerve to waddle their 700 pound lard butts out and flash us all with their hick redneck idiocy. CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLES, you hideous ignorant redneck BUSH LICKERS.

Posted by: Clemkadiddlehopper | April 12, 2007 3:42 AM | Report abuse

They linked to this from Free REpublic, the illiterate board of 5-700 pound redneck hicks. Remember when they had an anti-Clinton rally awhile back and the GOP establishment begged them to never show up again - toothless hicks draggin stills in the pickups with shotgun shacks built on the back.

Posted by: buford t. farnsworth | April 12, 2007 3:48 AM | Report abuse

[quote]buford t. farnsworth: They linked to this from Free REpublic, the illiterate board of 5-700 pound redneck hicks. Remember when they had an anti-Clinton rally awhile back and the GOP establishment begged them to never show up again - toothless hicks draggin stills in the pickups with shotgun shacks built on the back.[/quote]

Why are you so full of racism and hate.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 12, 2007 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Whether you agree with President Bush's policies or not, he IS the President. Or does Nancy think she is in control of the Executive Branch as well as the House? She CLEARLY violated the Logan Act. She misrepresented Syria and Israel, the countries she "is helping." She claims that her policies were the same as Bush's, but misrepresented our policies.

Posted by: Slifer | April 12, 2007 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Wow,I hope no one looks at this blog with the idea that there would be a rational discussion. It appears like a good many of these comments have been written by the same insane, irrational person. Speaker Pilosi is widly disliked because of her liberalism and goofy economic policies, and now, she wants to be a player in foreign affairs. There does not seem to be an iota of determination by her to defend anything that the United States traditonally stands for. To demonize President Bush, VP Cheney, or Rush Limbaugh and dredge up old falacious slurs about the president's intelligence, drug use, military attendance, or supposed illegitimate election are totally beside the point, useless, and reflect poorly (but probably accurately) on the intelligence of the blog responder.

Posted by: J. Beam | April 12, 2007 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Please all you libs stop drinking the coolaid and realize that you are going to be the first victims of the islamo fascist.

Many have said that conservatives and Islamist have nany things in common

I deny That,

But The taliban the IRanian revolutionary guards

run countries were the things you say about our goverment here woule get you killed there.
they stone women who have affairs or sex before marriage
The hang homosexuals.
allow only one kind of journalist The ones that repeat what they say
They dont respect diversity and would force you to convert to their religion or accespt second class citizen status or death

Now libs are you really on these peoples side

Posted by: laz | April 12, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it nice to see Democrats treating the troops like this. Here they are dodging bullets and RPG's for the very freedom they enjoy from the American GI, then the Democrats are threatning to take away the money to protect them.

I would like to see the troops reaction when they get back. I can see it now, the troops will cause an uproar and the mainstream media will not be able to ignore it this time.

Posted by: truth | April 12, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

We must give House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a chance. I believe, if we give her time, she will help in the long run., I gave President Bush a chance, in the short run, he ran good! now in the long run, he is out of breath! I, for one, believe, we should give her a chance., former Honorable Shirley Chisolm and Senator Feinstein and Senator Clinton, and Sec.of State Condeleeza Rice, have proven theirselves during this Administration and others., it seems like the women are the only ones with their heads on straight, so I would give our House Speaker a chance., plus I owe, our Sec.of State, Assistant District Attorney Alice S.Fisher & Nelda P. Wray, apologies, for accusing them of things, I found out they did not do., I will see the people who did do it., and they are all men, like me, a man! so, I ask you, my fellow "AMERICANS" to give her a chance. this is one thing I am grateful for, IN THIS COUNTRY-WE HAVE RIGHTS!!! wrong or right, atleast? we do have "THEM"! Janair Williams Sr.

Posted by: Janair Williams Sr. | April 12, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

GO PELOSI! WITH YOU 100%!

Posted by: Nancy Cleo | April 12, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

first time on this sight. The letters by Democratic sympathizera are bizzare. I wonder how many of the Domocratic supporters are over-the-top zanies?

Posted by: gordon | April 12, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

It's shockingly absurd that comments of the citizens of America on either side with Pelosi or her party orBush/Republicans ,a model state and only Super power of the world, should be so emotionally loaded bordering profanity,bereft of logic and reasion,with slanted interpretations/applications of constitutional laws on such a sensitive and volatile subject as conduct of foreign policy in the prevailing environment of world with so many smothering and even aflame regions and unprecedented influx of media.One would expect objective evaluation of the issues irrespective ofpolitical allegiance,even that of race and creed.Speaker of the House,third in the ladder of command in the country, more than teams of public represetatives,Congressmen orSenators of any political party, has his/her own obligation to play a role in sorting out complex and chronic national issues.President and his team mates are expected to restrain making odd statements about a leader abroad and hold in house discussions on the points of conflict or disagreement.Reciprocally the same is expected from the leaders on mission abroad.Media coverage ,though hard to keep totally unbiased in the prevailing polarization, should atleast stop going off the hinges to the extent possible. A sway in polls,particularly small one and at an early stage calls for caution in jumpy conclusions and inferences.All this is reflective of maturity of a nation and its leadership.M SALEEM Chaudhry

Posted by: Saleem Chaudhry | April 12, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Think about it. The Department of Defense will have to transfer money from OTHER ACCOUNTS to fund operations in Iraq and Afganistan. WHAT other accounts Maintenance/Rediness/training/Equipment replenishment/BULLETS AND BOMBS! We are solving the immediate problem by creating an even worse one down THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD these things NEED to be fully funded because if not we are unprepared for anything further, even DARFUR. Regardless of the leaning those brave men and women need our best effort, NOT the Bovine Scatology (thank you GEN Shwartzkopf (sic)) that is going on now a government level. Get off the POT and do your job!!!

Posted by: d g tyg | April 12, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Just reading the comments all I can say is "Man, Democrats are really nuts". The disease/infection is getting worse. Mind numb robots of the left. Nothing but spewing hate. If you normal you can't talk to these people because they don't have any logic. Our university liberals are doing their job in dumbing down America. Scary.

Posted by: steve | April 12, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

You'd think the libs would be leading the fight in this. It's their degenerate base that all these Jihadist really can't stand yet they're their biggest supporters.

Bin laden gets lib legal teams for all his cats down in gitmo.

You got libs fighting for jihadist prisoner rights in the house, senate and district courts.

You got lib reporters throwing our military under the bus with their green zone front seat reporting.

You got libs like Pelosi that are convinced you can dialog with these guys and will believe what they say at face value.

The worst thing bin laden could do now is to blow up a gay parade or suicide bomb an ACLU building. He'd lose all his supporters here in the states.

Funny thing is he's smarter than that, he'll wait and wait until the guard is down and then he'll strike.

It'll be the same way when Rome fell. You wait until all the guys are slapping each others butts in the hot-springs. Once they care more about self pleasure and entertainment than their own self preservation they'll strike...

Posted by: mike | April 12, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I remember, back in the early 50's, I heard the term "better red than dead", now I feel I am going to hear the term "better mohammedan than dead".

Posted by: steve | April 12, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm a brazilian, living in Rio de Janeiro. I'm surprised there is any american citizen who still support this ILLEGAL ADMINISTRATION - because George W. Bush has taken the power thanks to a white "coup d'etat" with the Supreme Court, after the Florida/2000 scandal: HE WAS NOT ELECTED. Bush has spread war, blood and death all over the world. Pelosi did the right thing. Diplomacy is the only way to get peace on Earth! WAKE UP AMERICA!

Posted by: Raul Fernandes Sobrinho | April 12, 2007 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Pelosi and all you other liberal, far-left nutjobs are in a downward spiral. Your comments on these blogs clearly show that you whiners are a part of the problem, not the solution! Do you Bozo's really think that when Bush is out of office, Islamic terrorism is going to just "go away"? WISE UP!!!

Posted by: Mark | April 13, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

soooooooo many morons and such little reality. blah blah blah

Posted by: troopers6 | April 13, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Raul Fernandes Sobrinho, you Brazilian racist FART, what does "white" have to do with it?

Posted by: Fidel C. | April 13, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Gee, after telling bearing false witness in the most incredible way possible about the opposition some of the 30%ers believe the garbage? Ms. Pelosi is still tops in my book--if anything, I am disappointed she didn't call the administration on their bald-faced lies. Unfortunately, the GOP takes advantage of the Democratic preference of playing nice. Vote Democratic!!

Posted by: Ellen | April 13, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

The Bush administration would like to vilify Pelosi and hope that Americans will see Bush in a different light. It won't work. The Republicans' emblem is George Bush, and every time the Republicans support Bush, the Republican party sinks to deeper lows.

Posted by: Prabhata | April 13, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

"Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

Logan Act.

Bottom line, she broke the law and should be punished accordingly, sad part is she carried a correspondence that Isreal had to correct in a press release.

Posted by: mike | April 13, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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