April 10, 2007, - 1:20 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
When I wrote about GOP Congressman Darrell Issa (San Diego, California Area) a/k/a “Jihad Darrell‘s” visit to see Syrian President Bashar Assad, last week–just a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to see him–some of you defend-Republicans-at-all-costers said that only Pelosi was wrong, not Issa, because she was bringing an anti-Bush message to Assad.
Well, here’s Jihad Darrell’s “pro-Bush” message, which he uttered from the Syrian President’s facility:
Rep. Darrell Issa of California said President Bush had failed to promote the dialogue that is necessary to resolve disagreements between the United States and Syria.
Yup. Pro-Bush. Uh-huh. And the White House agreed that it was not a pro-Bush message:
White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Thursday the administration had a clear line on Congress members – Democrat or Republican – going to Syria.
“We do not think it’s productive; we do not think it is useful,” Johndroe said, adding that such visits “only makes (the Syrians) feel validated.”
Also last week, on “Plagiarist Hannity & Colmes,” Ann Coulter also defended Issa, trying in vain to differentiate Jihad Darrell from Nancy Pelosi, claiming “Well, I’m sure he raised the issue of women.” (I hate to link to this liberal group, but they have the video.)
Even if that were true, it’d be a distinction without a difference. But,uh, no, Ann, he didn’t. I have far more difficulty with Ann excusing Jihad Darrell’s pandering to a terrorist nation and its leader than I do with her uttering the other “f” word.
In fact, Jihad Darrell has never raised the issue of women’s rights, terrorist groups, Nazi war criminals, and the sole surviving Munich Olympics massacre perpetrator–all holed up in Syria, or any other such issues each of the many, many times since 9/11 that Jihad Darrell has visited, er . . . gushed over and pandered to Assad and repeatedly praised Assad, Syria, Hezbollah, Arafat, etc., etc., etc., ad absurdum.
Sorry, but neither Jihad Darrell nor Jihad Nancy nor anyone else from America should be feting the Assads, the Lions of Syria. Period. No need for distinctions without a difference to qualify their trips because one happens to be a Republican. Big whoop.
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