Friday, December 15, 2006

i didn't even know senator dodd was going to syria

until the king and his court complained about it!

what is the answer to the ills of the world? well many things but it ALL STARTS WITH TALKING. yes talking. even with those we don't care for. how the hell are we supposed to FIX things if we don't first UNDERSTAND THEM?

if iran wants to talk to us, WE SHOULD talk to them. FIRST STEP. baby steps but FIRST steps.

White House Criticizes Dodd Trip
By DAVID LIGHTMAN
Hartford Courant December 14 2006, 2:30 PM EST WASHINGTON -- The White House today called the visits of Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and other senators to Syria "inappropriate," saying the visits mean the Syrians have won a public relations victory.Dodd, D-Conn., who plans to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad on a Middle East trip that begins later this week, quickly fired back."Congress is a separate and co-equal branch of government, and as a senior member of the Foreign Relations Committee, where oversight is a critical component, members need to go to hotspots not just garden spots," he said.Dodd is one of several senators visiting Syria. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., met with Assad for an hour Wednesday, and Dodd will be joined at his meeting by Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass.White House spokesman Tony Snow was asked about the trips at today's briefing."A lot of times, you know, a member of Congress may think, 'Well, I'm going to go there and I'm going to tell them exactly the same thing. I'm going to take a tough line,''' Snow saidBut, he added, "You can take a tough line all you want, but the Syrians have already won a PR victory. And so it's important to realize that in this case, it is not that there is a want of communication. We do have diplomatic relations with the Syrians and they do know what our position is, and that position is not going to change."..................

2 comments:

Fuzzy Turtle said...

I heard Tony Snow whinging about it.. so Bill Nelson et al must be doing something right :)

a rose is a rose said...

i try not to watch mr snowjob. i KNOW he's so effing sorry he took that job. dang, sometimes, i ALMOST feel sorry for him. ALMOST but i DON'T

(lyin' weasel - is what he reminds me of. can you imagine having to say the shite he does? i sure can't)