Carol Platt Liebau: Could We Stop the "Diplomatic" Freelancing?

Friday, March 30, 2007

Could We Stop the "Diplomatic" Freelancing?

So Nancy Pelosi is off to hobnob with Syria, a state sponsor of terrorism and one of the greatest destabilizing forces in the region -- against the express wishes of The White House. No doubt she'll talk more sweetly to Baby Assad than she does about President Bush.

And now presidential candidate Bill Richardson is jaunting off to North Korea.

Maybe the Democrats should keep in mind that they can conduct foreign policy when (and if) they win back The White House. In the meantime, it would be best if they could keep their "diplomatic" freelancing to a minimum.

9 Comments:

Blogger Emmett said...

If Richardson didn't "freelance" in Sudan last year, Paul Salopek might still be there.

3:19 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Hypocrisy?

Republican Reps. Aderholt and Wolf are currently visiting Syria. According to a congressional official on Rep. Robert Aderholt’s (R-AL) staff, Aderholt and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) are currently visiting Israel and Syria.

Republican Rep. Hobson accompanying Pelosi on Syria visit. Speaker Pelosi will be traveling with a contingent of members of Congress to Syria. The delegation includes Reps. David Hobson (R-OH), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Tom Lantos (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Nick Rahall (D-WV).

5:12 PM  
Blogger R Platt said...

This woman is the enemy. I would be very concerned about what she is saying to the Syrian terrorist leaders.

5:53 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Dems believe they are the three divisions of government. The Dems can do what they like.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Larry Who said...

I pray mercy on Nancy Pelosi and her group and on Bill Richardson. It's not a good thing to thumb your nose at Proverbs 24:21 -22.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

To be expected when we have an incompetent administration and Condi Shoes who can't ever think.

Remember those marathon Howard Baker days of shuttle diplomacy. And those of Carter's Egypt/Israel Peace Treaty. When we actually negotiated with other sovereign nations. Instead of shuttin up the town like drunken Cowboys.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

ETC,

Did Baker go on his own, or was he sent? I truly don't know. If he was sent, then he's a poor example for your case. As to Carter, he just supplied the hotel room for the negotiations. That treaty was initiated by Sadat and would have proceeded with or without Carter. He does enjoy taking credit though.

However, since that historic occasion, negotiating with those Muslim nations that have been supporting the terrorism has been less than hoped for, more exactly what is expected when dealing with liars and deceivers who are willing to do anything to further their agenda.

And for OSO,

It doesn't matter who is doing the freelancing. It needs to stop. I think Carol would agree.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I would like to see a unified front in all these diplomatic travels. It's fine for Americans to disagree on issues and policies. But when we're in conflict with other nations, I'd like to see the various diplomats show solidarity when meeting with these nations.

I don't have a problem with debate and disagreement at home. But when face to face with the Syrians, for example, I'd like to see even those opposed to our current actions communicate to Assaad that if wants an end to the current conflict, he could help immeasurably by ceasing aid to the terrorists in Iraq.

How helpful would it be to our national interests, our troops, and the Iraqis if every visitor from the United States, whether in support of or in opposition to the president's policies, told the Syrians not to interfere?

8:03 AM  
Blogger Emmett said...

And, it turns out, Richardson isn't freelancing at all, leading a government approved delegation.

Find yourself in a bit of trouble? Send Richardson.

6:43 AM  

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