Skip to comments.Pelosi Says She Miscalculated GOP Determination on Iraq
Posted on 12/18/2007 9:32:04 AM PST by george76
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., admitted Thursday that she had underestimated the willingness of Republicans to stand behind President Bushs Iraq policy despite the drubbing the GOP took in the polls in 2006.
The assumption I made was that the Republicans would soon see the light, she said. Instead, the minority stuck to the presidents war policy in the face of unrelenting pressure from congressional Democrats and powerful lobbying campaigns by anti-war groups.
Bush has consistently refused to accept any limitations on his authority to direct military operations in Iraq, or on funds destined for the war effort. Democrats have been unable to muster enough votes to force him to accept a timetable for withdrawal of combat troops or a change in their mission in Iraq.
The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we have not done more to end this war, Pelosi said.
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[(If thats still her real nose)]
Maybe Michael Jackson let her borrow one, ya think??
Ever notice you never see Nancy Pelosi & Michael Jackson in the same place at the same time?
That’s because they only have one nose - have to share it.
Ever notice pictures of Michael Jackson with a mask over his ‘nose’?
Unfortunately, Pelosi's father didn't pull out.
Thanks! It took 64 posts for someone to finally say what you did.
Reid does not have a majority, especially when it comes to the war. The senate is split 49-49 with 1 Ind. and 1 Commie. That Independent will vote with the republicans when it comes to the war. Thus, pro-victory=50 and pro-defeat=50. The tie breaker would VP Cheney! ;*)
Politically she isn't.
After all, she IS the first female speaker of the house.
And, as the first female speaker, she has garnered the lowest ratings in the history of our nation.
...and was still elected via to her district and placed as house speaker by the DNC.
She received 110,989 votes in 2006. That is less than half the votes she received in 2004. She talks/acts like she speaks for the American people, when in fact she barely speaks for her own constituents. To hear her tell it you would think she got 64 million votes.
nancy just clued into the idea we dont want to lose the war, wow, what a shocker.
Those traitors are far more disappointed that the surge is working and that we're now winning the war than anything else. Both sides of the aisle want our troops home, but the Rats want them home with their tails between their legs after a loss. Hurting the GOP is their top priority -- national security be damned.
Both *that*, and a set of principles, something else all too apparently lacking in the current "Screecher of the House"...
Heck, even a little housewife like me could have told her that.
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