How horrible it is that Nancy Pelosi would dare talk to Syria!!! You know, the nation that helped secure the release of the fifteen British soldiers held in Iran for several days.
It is time for conservatives to wake up and smell the new paradigm. Our military is overstretched. I know it. You know it. We all know it. Iran knows it. Syria knows it. Britain knows it.
So the days when George W. Bush could do some braindead saber-rattling to try to create the world in his vision are gone. He has nothing to threaten anyone with. What does he possibly have to hold over anyone's head to bend them to his iron will? Shall he threaten to hold his breath until he turns blue in the face?
He can't send American troops to another nation without pulling them out of Iraq at this point--- Something he has demonstrated over and over that he's not even willing to discuss.
If America is to exert any influence on the world at large, that influence must bypass the Oval Office. Through bad foreign policy that has led to him not being taken seriously throughout the rest of the world and bad domestic policy that got the rubber stamp Republicans thrown out of Congress, George W. Bush has been neutered.
Thank goodness the Democratic congressional delegation is willing to take up the slack. Despite the last six years and three months of deplorable leadership, America still has much positive to offer the world through the proper use of soft power. Be grateful that someone out there is willing to spread that influence.