GOP congressman visits Syria while his party criticizes Pelosi for doing the same

As you know, Nancy Pelosi is now the #3 person in US Government, behind Bush and Cheney. As such, she has announced that she will meet with the President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad. Republicans have complained about Pelosi's planned visit.

And guess what? They're being hypocritical.

While U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming visit to Syria has caused the White House to bristle, a little-publicized rendezvous took place Sunday between Syria's president and Lancaster County's congressman.

And though Bush administration officials have been criticizing Pelosi, it's not clear what role the White House and the U.S. Department of State played when U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts and two other Republican congressmen met with Syrian President Bassar Assad.


The House Speaker's office criticized the Bush administration for focusing their criticisms — until Monday — on Pelosi, the top House Democrat, for leading a congressional delegation to meet with Assad later this week.

"There's a Republican trip going before her, and no one is criticizing that," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. "So clearly the White House's motives here are in question."

Oh quit whining, Republicans. If Americans wanted another do-nothing Congress, they would've voted Republican. Pelosi's doing her job. Don't like it? Tough.

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