U.S. House members meeting with President Bashar Assad Sunday said they believed there was an opportunity for dialogue with the Syrian leadership.
The U.S. House members, who included Virginia Republican Frank Wolf, Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts and Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt, also said they had raised with Syrian officials the issue of stopping the alleged flow of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq.
Can someone tell me why elected US representatives are meeting with a foreign power like this? Bush has refused to enter into talks with Syria because of their support for Hezbollah and the flow of men and material into Iraq- which is killing US servicemen. So why is a Congressional delegation (and a Republican one at that) meeting with the Syrian president and undermining the position of the president? Have they been authorised to do so? It doesn't appear so- the Bush administration is asking Pelosi not to go.So why are so many elected officials so keen to visit the man ultimately responsible for the flow of terrorists and equipment into Iraq which is killing US soldiers and Marines? In any other time of war, Syria would be considered an ally of our enemy, if not our direct enemy. So why isn't the Bush administration doing something about it?
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.