Pelosi undergoes a short trip through neo-con hell....
While I am not a fan of Rep. Pelosi, the swift boating of her character becuase of her trip to Arabia is political smearing at its worst. Perhaps Pelosi's trip prevented the anticipated U.S. Strike on Iran reported in the Russian and Israeli press.
In any case, the attacks on her are not only baseless, but disgusting in thier content and venom towards her as a representive and as a woman. If this is the standard for American politics, this is a clear indictment of American political life as we understand it. - The Angryindian
From Media Matters:
In an April 6 Wall Street Journal op-ed touted on the Drudge Report and by
NBC's Matt Lauer, attorney Robert F. Turner asserted that House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "may well have" violated a federal criminal law, the
Logan Act, when she met with Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad on April 3. But at no point
did Turner note that the issue of whether a member of Congress has violated the
Logan Act has never been adjudicated by a court. Nor did he inform readers of a
1975 State Department statement -- noted in a February 1, 2006, report on the Logan Act
by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) -- that states: "The
clear intent of this provision ... is to prohibit unauthorized persons from intervening in disputes
between the United States and foreign governments. Nothing in [the Logan
Act], however, would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging
in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties
under the Constitution."