Pelosi pre-surrenders to Iran
I always knew the Democrats were out-and-out wimps when it came to foreign policy, but now they have surprised even me. San Fran Nan Pelosi, Squawker of the House of Representatives, told the press yesterday that President Bush lacks the authority to invade Iran. ”I do believe that Congress should assert itself, though, and make it very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any president, to go into Iran,” she said erroneously.
Let's break this one down carefully, because we are dealing with two travesties here, not just one. First, Pelosi has no business, constitutional or otherwise, telling the president how to defend our country. He is the commander-in-chief of our military forces, not Congress, and his job is to protect our troops overseas. The Iranians have been behind a number of attacks on our troops in Iraq. We are gathering proof which addresses this, and if the Iranians don't start making nice, then we have every right to defend our forces by any means necessary.
Second, with her empty-headed comments meant to impress liberal voters, Pelosi is sending a huge signal to Iran that she and her fellow Democrats will actively work to prevent the United States from holding Iran accountable for terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation.
Pelosi thinks she's saying, "We will not let President Bush go to war against Iran without Congressional approval." What the Iranians are hearing is, "Go ahead, boys. Do your worst. We simply couldn't care less."