Skip to comments.Tomorrow is "Nancy Pelosi Screws Up U.S.-Turkish Relations For The Next Decade Day"
Posted on 04/23/2007 1:49:03 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
In your paper, you're probably going to see it as a news brief, something like, "Nancy Pelosi forces the passage of a resolution marking the Armenian genocide," and maybe if you're lucky, you'll see a paragraph noting that the resolution's passage comes in the face of dire warnings from the Bush administration, Bill Clinton, defense hawks, and anyone who wants Turkey to continue its role as a valued ally to the United States. There are diehard Democrats who work professionally with Turkey who are... not pleased with Pelosi.
This resolution's passage will bring a very modest gain (Pelosi's Armenian-American donors will be very happy) and is also going to come at an enormous cost: the Turks will be furious, insulted, irate, etc. and will refuse to cooperate with the United States in any way, shape or form for several years. When France passed a similar resolution, the Turks cut all military ties, canceled a $6 billion pipeline deal, the whole works. (In my old hometown, the Turks are exploring similar moves against U.S. companies if the bill passes.) They just can't look the other way when another country's legislative body accuses them of genocide.
By the way - Pelosi is willing to meet with Syrian dictators, but refuses to meet with Turkish members of parliament. Will any other Democrat stop her before she wrecks a fifty year old alliance with a Muslim democracy and NATO member? A country that is currently running the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, and that has 1150 troops in that country fighting alongside ours?
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my understanding is that Israel doesn’t like these sorts of things, either, as they see Turkey as an important moderating influence (all things considered).
And, most of the elected Republicans are wusses.
This is just the beginning, get used to it.
Don’t waist your time looking for an elected Republican to complain.
“Will NO ONE stop these insane democrats from completely destroying our country?”
‘As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy, than to create.’
I hope Charlie Dent reads this FIGHTS this tooth and nail!!! Pelosi is DANGEROUS and damaging Our Bond with Turkey is OUTRAGEOUS!
Nancy Pelosi: revolving in her own self-centered importance...
or “The Fetal Pelosi”
Will anyone stop her? Can anyone stop her? And why do the dems seem to like the fact that we are paying for her step-on-our-country's-friends'-toes world tour?
Will NO ONE stop these insane democrats from completely destroying our country? Where are the damn republicans?
It seems no one will. And I wish I knew where the Republicans were on this.
Pelosi is the most destructive, traitorous House Leader in history: a walking clear and present danger to the Republic.
A little bit of hyperbole there.
Amen! She may be a blithering idiot but she’s a gutsy blithering idiot. All the Republicans are afraid of their own shadows. They’re all hiding under the table.
WHERE ARE THE REPUBS ..?? YOU MEAN THOSE THE VERY THOUGHTFUL VOTER-REPUBS WHO DECIDED TO TEACH THE DEMS A LESSON .. I HOPE THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.
I’m sure as hell not happy about it!!
Nancy Pelosi: The Babbling Bolshevik Babushka from the City by the Bay.
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