Nancy Pelosi-----statesman or treasoner?
I'd like to hear YOUR thoughts about her.
WOW----I am seeing some very highly intelligent answers here on this one------wish there was a way I could choose two best answers----this decision will be tough---------great minds here------Thanks
flyindus------you are well educated and knowledgeable---we may be at odds however--you do bring up a good point here.
- CaptainObviousLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. (Ouch!) After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. What's more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to "resume the peace process" as well. Having announced this seeming diplomatic breakthrough, Ms. Pelosi suggested that her Kissingerian shuttle diplomacy was just getting started. "We expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between Israel and Syria," she said.
Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no such message. "What was communicated to the U.S. House Speaker does not contain any change in the policies of Israel," said a statement quickly issued by the prime minister's office. In fact, Mr. Olmert told Ms. Pelosi that "a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel." In other words, Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel's position but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr. Assad's words were mere propaganda.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
This is a bad joke on both sides.
To be a statesman you need to have a distinguished political
career,and some tangible achievements that benefited your
whole Nation (or the World as a whole).
And eventually the recognition of the country as a whole.
So that's part one settled .
Part 2 is Treason.
As far as I can judge As the speaker of the House it is miss
Pelosi's duty as an American to speak out and act, if she thinks the current policies of the Administration do damage
to the interest of the U.S.A.
Even more so because she is in the position to do something
She obviously does think so, and has acted accordingly.
I would have preffered it if she had done it in a quieter,less
provocative way instead of a highly publicised tour of the
But to accuse her of treason is beyond the pale, and is also
blatant political provocation.
I've heard people shouting ' Inditement !!!' for breaking the
Logan act ( No interfering with U.S. foreign policy, to put it
very simplified ).
(But in that case if you backtrack the records you'd have to
kick out so many house members that this is hardly a working
So Nancy Pelosi is no traitor either.
I do however maintain that whoever slings insults at members
of the Republican or Democratic party, or the President of
the USA himself is damaging the interest of his own counyty.
It won't change anybody's mind, it only feeds the mutual distrust (and dare i say hatred ),and divides the nation even more.
America will possibly lose more than a war in Iraq if they
don't stop this childish behaviour.
P.S. I wonder how many of you noticed YOUR in Capital
letters before setting of on the usual rant,
- MicahLv 41 decade ago
She is the American poster child for the "religion of peace". She is past the stage of being considered treasonous because she is the "leader of the pack" and front line commander on continental American soil representing radical Muslims. She doesn't care about anything but making our president look like a failure and hence all of America. I wish her mother held to their Liberal values and had considered her "a choice."Source(s): True American Values.
- HemingwayLv 41 decade ago
Treasoner is not a word but I get it. Nancy Pelosi had the courage to confront the Syrian leadership and to enlist their support to deal with Iran. Only a simple-minded Bush supporter would accuse her of treason. Furthermore, three Republican Congressman secretly visited Syria 3 days prior to Pelosi's visit but nobody is calling them treasonous. Interesting, huh?
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- barefoot_yankLv 41 decade ago
She is a statesman. Consider this....she simply visited a country to practice diplomacy. Back in '97, then speaker of the house Dennis Hastert traveled to Columbia and told the president to bypass the White House and conduct foreign policy discussions directly with the Republican controlled congress. You tell me....who was treasonous?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Treason may be a little too harsh, but she certainly does NOT seem to be helping our country with her "diplomatic" efforts. She may possibly have violated the Logan Act.
Perhaps Ms. Pelosi just does not have a good understanding of the Muslim world and the quest for power and world domination. I am especially convinced of that because she favors establishment of the "nuclear fuel bank" although a country like Iran has the capability of further enriching "nuclear fuel" to be pure enough (U235) to provide fissile material for a nuclear bomb.
On April 10, 2997, an article written by Carla Mariunucci appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, indicating that Ms. Pelosi and Rep. Lantos are interested in making a "diplomatic trip" to Iran.
Pelosi, Lantos may be interested in diplomatic trip to Iran
Furthermore, the article quoted Rep Lantos as saying that he co-sponsored legislation with Ms. Pelosi which could pass as early as May that calls for making available to all countries --including Iran -- nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes under international oversight by establishing a "nuclear fuel bank".
I believe that the legislation is:
HR 6 Clean Energy Act of 2007
Those who advocate the "nuclear fuel bank" consider that clean nuclear technology would be available to all countries. However, those who argue against the "nuclear fuel bank" point out that the uranium enrichment process (using centrifuges to separate isotopes as in the FEP at Natanz, Iran) can also be used to produce a more pure grade of uranium 235 which may be used in a nuclear bomb.
The head of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Organization, Gholam-Reza Aghazadeh, explains it thus:
The simple way is to inject 0.7% (uranium) and obtain 3.5%, right? Now, if you take this 3.5% and inject it again into the chain (of centrifuges), the result will be 20%. If you inject the 20% back into the chain, the result will be 60%. If you inject this 60%, the result will be 90%.
Since Iran has uranium enrichment capabilities at its FEP (fuel enrichment plant) at Natanz, giving Iran nuclear "fuel" enriched to 3.5% might not be a good idea if Iran does have the agenda to develop a nuclear bomb.
The BBC article (listed below) describes the nuclear fuel process.
- xenypooLv 71 decade ago
She is as close to treason, as possible without having actually shot an American. She had no business going to Syria, or any other Arab nation spouting her agenda, and not American Policy. She lied about what the Israeli government policies were concerning peace talks, she saying they wanted to talk, and were ready. She left out the part where Israel said they would only talk if Arab countries stopped supporting terrorist factions, financially, and stop harboring them. She went there for a liberal agenda to further the political stance of her party and herself. She made a fool of herself, and proved she is a liar. She proved she is also stupid. How did she think she was going to get away with her lies?She reminds me of Al Gore and his lie about inventing the Internet. How did he think he was going to get away with that one, and not be proven a liar? That is just dumb. She is just dumb. Pelosi is also an ugly dog, not just in face, but in her heart. She wants to make friends with terrorists. Does she really think they will ever like us? Maybe they will with her in power, since she will beg at their feet for a slurp of oil, and pray to them not to hurt we weak Americans! Psssssst! She's an idiot!
To the misinformed "gentleman" up above me a few, when was Bush ever caught in a lie? There is no proof he lied about WMD, or any other such thing. In fact, if you knew anything about it, you would know that British Intelligence gave Bush the info about Saddam having WMD, and he did. They were found, Anthrax only being one of them. Before you type with your mouth open, it would be nice if you knew what you were talking about.
- rss_beattyLv 41 decade ago
Nancy Pelosi is a stateswoman, not a treasoner.
- 1 decade ago
Nancy Pelosi: Speaker of the House (of Representatives), representing the majority view of the party currently in power
George Bush: President elected by electoral college, directed by Karl Rove and the still de facto CEO of Halliburton--currently of Dubai.
You tell me which title fits whom.
- Anonymous1 decade ago