Power Pride and Arrogance or Ignorance and Naiveté
Speaker Pelosi has placed herself in the position of defending the wording of her message to Syrian President Assad.
The issue is really not whether or not she delivered the wrong message – the issue is Speaker Pelosi’s obvious naiveté regarding politics on the world stage. Her demeanor is scary, dangerous and somewhat foolish. She is the person only two steps away from assuming the Presidency of the United States and she is acting like a power crazed court jester.
Perhaps she did not violate any diplomatic rules when communicating with President Assad but she put herself in the position of being second guessed and criticized. She is operating in an arena where she has no qualifications and obviously fewer skills on the world stage. Does she really believe King Abdullah cares one bit about the number of women in authority in Saudi Arabia? The comment did make for some good sound bytes however.
So now we have Prime Minister Olmert of Israel telling us that Speaker Pelosi delivered a message he did not authorize. Speaker Pelosi’s press machine is already in full defense telling anyone who will listen how she did not break any rules and stayed within the boundaries of her office. Once again, I say it does not matter what message she delivered it matters that she is not qualified to play in this sandbox.
Will Syria now assume they are more than a second class country on the world stage? No one really knows but visits from self important demagogues will certainly not take away from this perception. Will King Abdullah realize the error of his ways and appoint more females to important posts within the Saudi government? When pigs fly!!! As a matter of fact King Abdullah is now preaching the rhetoric that the U.S. is an invader in Arab lands and needs to leave the area post haste. He is putting a multi billion dollar arms deal with the U.S. in jeopardy with his current stance on U.S. Mideast Policy.
One would have to suspect that King Abdullah is concerned with his power base in Saudi Arabia due to the large influence of radical Islamist in the country. Perhaps we need to stop selling arms to the Saudi’s and let them slowly return to the 7th century. The radicals talk about returning to the glory of ancient Islam but I really wonder what they would do if they no longer had air conditioning and Coca-Cola. Remove the facade they have installed and we might see they really like Western culture.
Speaker Pelosi – please keep up the good work and you may find yourself wearing a veil and being the servant matron for King Assad. Should radical Islam get their wish and dominate the world stage including the United States, it will be ironic that individuals such as Nancy Pelosi would be the first to have their power diminished in a male dominated culture. Good thing she does not qualify for one of the 72 virgins’ positions.