WORDS TO REMEMBER
Webb concluded his speech with references to former presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt and a warning for Bush:
"These presidents took the right kind of action for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight, we are calling on this president to take similar action in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way."
That is the attitude of the new Democratic congress. For speaking with the leader of Syria, Nancy Pelosi is not a traitor... she is just showing Bush a different way to get things done. Kudos to her. In that one short visit, it is possible she accomplished as much or more positive things than the Bush administration has in the Middle East in its sad 6 1/2 years.
Diplomacy does not always work, but it is always good to at least give it a chance. By setting this example, Pelosi doesn't send mixed messages to Syria, she lets Syria know that not all of us in America want to bomb Damascus... that it's basically just a handful of people who want war, and that they won't be in power all that much longer. And then maybe we can get some positive things done in that part of the world.