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Submitted by TheBreeze on April 4, 2007 - 8:46pm

Wow! I can't believe that all it took was a single visit by Nancy Pelosi to Syria to free the British hostages. Why couldn't Bush have done that? Rather than being a stubborn, dumb, pig-headed mule who won't talk to or listen to anyone who has different views than him, he should follow Pelosi's lead and learn how to act like a POTUS should act. Fat chance of that ever happening though.

Thank God we've got the Dems to start steering this country in the right direction.

Submitted by vegasrenter on April 4, 2007 - 9:28pm.

Yep. Dems are much better at negotiating hostage releases from Iran. Take Jimmy Carter, for instance...

Submitted by jg on April 4, 2007 - 9:40pm.

I assume that you are joking, Breeze.

Submitted by TheBreeze on April 4, 2007 - 10:05pm.

Very serious, bj. I find it funny how Bush is too cowardly to even personally venture into the Middle East while a woman -- A WOMAN! -- makes one trip to Syria and suddenly the hostages are freed the next day. Bush is a small, small, frightened man with a small, small mind.

I look forward to seeing you and your ilk thrown out of power come 2009.

Submitted by greekfire on April 4, 2007 - 10:24pm.

The older I get the more I think the Dems and Republicans are in it together. Aside from some fundamental differences on a few topics, they both have the same objective - improving or maintaining their grip on power.

On the surface, it would appear that Pelosi's visit undermined the White House's efforts in how it deals with a terrorist-harboring state such as Syria. However, the more I think about it, the more I believe that this visit may be setting the stage for some sort of good cop-bad cop negotiation tactics later on down the road, even perhaps as they pertain to relations with Iran.

I feel that everything we are doing, from a broader military and political policy standpoint, is done with an eye towards confronting Iran...either diplomatically or militarily. Defeating/weakening Iran is a must if we are to win the war on terror.

Submitted by TheBreeze on April 4, 2007 - 10:33pm.

greekfire, How did kicking the Sunnis out of power in Iraq and handing power to the Shiites (Sunnis and Shiites are obviously enemies) weaken Iran (Iran is a Shiite-ruled country)? Your logic is like Swiss cheese (yep, you guessed it, it's full of holes).

Submitted by greekfire on April 4, 2007 - 10:52pm.


Tell us all something we don't already know. Please tell us that you have a better comeback than that. Perhaps the picture below will help to tell the tale in terms that you can more easily understand, since you seem to have trouble with the written word. I am assuming that you did not know the flags in the picture represent countries where we have military bases. You come across as being less a "breeze" and more like a fart in a whirlwind.

Submitted by TheBreeze on April 4, 2007 - 11:33pm.

Wow! I feel much safer now that you've placed a bunch of American flags on a graphic. I guess those American flags are why John McCain only needed 100 military personnel, two BlackHawk helicopters, a gun ship, and a bullet-proof vest when he took that "stroll" in Iraq. Keep living in your dream world.

Submitted by greekfire on April 5, 2007 - 12:45am.

I personally wouldn't trust John McCain any farther than I could throw him. Just read between the lines and probe deeper than the headlines is all I am saying. You might find that there is more to the story than you think.

Submitted by Biotech-Dude on April 5, 2007 - 2:10am.

You are an idiot......

Take a hike and post something of value....typical left wing nut ball!


Submitted by Chris Scoreboar... on April 5, 2007 - 7:01am.

Chris Johnston

I have always dodged these political discussions, because they are just an accident waiting to happen. However, how anyone can think that "President elect Pelosi" is good for this country is beyond me. Regardless of your political leaning, she is bad news for all of us. Just what I want, someone full of hate and anger having a heavy influence on my future.

Submitted by PD on April 5, 2007 - 7:46am.

Pelosi makes a visit, hostages are released, therefore, Pelosi caused the hostages to be released.

I walked out to my mailbox on Tuesday, there is mail there on Wednesday, therefore, I caused mail to be delivered to my mailbox.

Many children believe in the Easter Bunny, there are eggs hidden on Easter Sunday and a basket full of goodies waiting, therefore, the Easter Bunny is real.

Submitted by hipmatt on April 5, 2007 - 8:56am.

The Breeze...
please try and keep it related to "housing bubble content".. note the slogan underneath the logo. Especially if your political prophesy is completely insane.

BTW.. no one cares what Pelosi did and only a looney toon would give her any credit for the release of hostages, not that they are President Bushes responsibility in the first place. hmm... Iran captures a few UK and wacky dems blame Bush...Instead of flipping out about Bush, you should be asking yourself, why were they taken captive, without warning at least, in the first place?

Submitted by aztecnology on April 5, 2007 - 9:12am.

Pelosi didn't do shit....

Blair: No deal done for UK sailors

"Ahmadinejad said the release of the Britons was a goodwill gesture in honor of last weekend's observance of the birthday of Mohammed, "the holy prophet of Islam -- the center of all goodness." And, according to Iran's state-run news agency, the upcoming Christian holiday of Easter"

Submitted by PerryChase on April 5, 2007 - 1:05pm.

Anyone who thinks there wasn't any kind of back room deal doesn't understand diplomacy. It'll be a while before all of the details come to light but you can be sure that there was some kind of quid-pro-quo.

I happen to like Polosi, not so much for her policies but for her personality and smarts.

Submitted by CostaMesa on April 5, 2007 - 1:09pm.

>>Just what I want, someone full of hate and anger having a heavy influence on my future.

You mean like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld....

Submitted by bub on April 5, 2007 - 1:28pm.

To all my fellow conservatives. Just keep repeating the following:
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.
And yes I know where it originated.

It allows you to understand the twisted logic. Really it does.

btw  Conservative DOES NOT EQUAL Republican.

I will now sit back and revel in the hate. Bring it on!

Submitted by juice (not verified) on April 5, 2007 - 1:31pm.

The Brits should have immediately fired back, even if it meant risking the lives of the 15. Once they were captured, they should have sunk an Iranian submarine and demanded their immediate return. No response, sink the entire Iranian fleet. Still no response, establish a naval embargo against the entire country. The Middle East is laughing out loud at the west right now. The only thing they understand is force. If I see one more photo of that fat British female sailor laughing I'm gonna puke.

Submitted by PerryChase on April 5, 2007 - 2:23pm.

Juice, talk about face saving! For what?

What about the captured you'd be placing a risk with your hawkish policy? What about all the lives that you'd be sacrificing so you can have the last word? What about the families of the dead? What about the billions what would be wasted on armaments that could be spent to better lives of citizens? The UK bombs Iran; they kill the captured; then what?

It's easy to talk tough when you're not affected by the events.

The British government is already taking a lot flak from its own citizens for being America's poodle. Add 15 needless deaths and support for the government and the war would go to zero. That's not what America wants. We still need allies in Iraq/Iran.

It's funny to note that in the UK, it's the left (Blair) that supports the alliance with America on Iraq. The conservatives are against the war.

Submitted by speedingpullet on April 6, 2007 - 8:29am.

As much as I hate Blair for being a Poodle Dog (though sadly, I did vote for him in the 1997 election), you have to admit that the "you trap more flies with honey than with vinegar" policy worked.

Hostages are free, on both sides, everyone saved face.

What's not to like?

Submitted by 34f3f3f on April 6, 2007 - 9:24am.

CNN reports "...quid pro quos, poodles, honey trapped flies, and fat British sailors are having a profound impact on the San Diego housing market. A recent visit by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to La Jolla has sparked a heated debate over Real Estate national security. Each time a house went into foreclosure, Old Glory was placed on a map. However, many link the recent release of ARM hostages to her wily diplomacy. George Bush remarked that dissent within the ranks has always the been the real war ...?

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