Sunday, April 01, 2007

WH Condemns Pelosi Plan To Visit Syria, Doesn't Condemn Republicans Doing The Same Thing

Welcome to the age of hypocrisy. In case you haven't noticed we have been living in it for about six years now.

Bloomberg reports that White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Syria was "really bad idea,'' and "Someone should take a step back and think about the message that it sends and the message that it sends to our allies.''

What Perino did not mention is that as she spoke those very words a Republican delegation, including Rep. Robert Aderholt’s (R-AL) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) were in Syria.

What else didn't perky Perino mention? She also failed to mention that Ohio Republican Rep. David Hobson will also be accompanying Pelosi on her trip to Syria.

So what's up with that? It's OK for Republicans to go to Syria but it's not OK for Democrats to go to Syria?

What kind of double standard is that?

The Iraq Study group recommended that the Bush Administration have direct talks with Iran and Syria, something the Bush Administration has so far failed to do.

So let's can the hogwash and the hypocrisy.