Plastic Nancy and Murtha are in Iraq.  Don’t you know the soldiers are just thrilled about that! 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken critic of U.S. President George Bush‘s plan to send more troops to Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Friday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.

Pelosi, a key player in the Democratic takeover of Congress, has helped lead opposition in Washington to Bush’s retooled Iraq strategy which envisages sending 21,500 reinforcements to help quell raging sectarian violence, especially in Baghdad.

She has accused Bush, a long-time foe, of playing politics with soldiers’ lives and said after his State of the Union address to Congress this week that he had ignored the concerns of the American public over the unpopular war.

A U.S. embassy official said Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, had arrived in Iraq at the head of a six-member congressional delegation for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. officials but did not plan any public appearances.

The delegation includes John Murtha, a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, who has also been vocal in his criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of the war.

No public appearances? I’ll bet they’ll be a few photo ops. If they can find a soldier with a strong enough stomach to pose with them.

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5 Responses to “Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha in Iraq – Don’t you know the troops are thrilled”

  1. beth Says:

    And the Soldiers they despise have to provide them with protection. They have to escort them every where they go. ( ( ( (

    When Hillary was talking about having to drive to the Green Zone down the ‘Highway of Death’, I can ASSURE you she wasn’t in danger. Her ESCORTS WERE – but she wasn’t.

    She had an entire battalion to come out – convoy to the airport, pick her and her entourage up and escort her to the Green Zone – then they had to go back to their base.

    Their photo-ops and these trips they take so they can come back with stories of being in a war zone are at the expense of our Soldiers safety.

    Politicians have done that in every war, I suppose. It’s just extra irritating when they go out of their way to make the war more dangerous for our Soldiers.

  2. A Clear View Says:

    WTF?

    Why won’t any American solider be thrilled? Anymore than guarding Bush or Rumsfailed?

    Maybe you and Beth are so use to having your heads up your rear your use to being in the dark?

  3. carol Says:

    LOL! I believe “A Clear View” should be renamed “A Blocked View.” What a perfect illustration of the previous post about rightwing versus leftwing commenters! I love it! No rational argument – just vulgarity.

  4. ms_teacher Says:

    I really don’t understand your position at all. My dad who retired after serving over 20 years in the military thinks that Bush and Cheney are the worst thing to ever happen to this country. He has told me that in four years when my first son reaches the age of 18, he absolutely does not want him to enlist in the military if we are still at war with Iraq. This from a man who loved serving his country and is very patriotic.

    You seem to be under the delusion that ALL soldiers are republican and blindly support the commander in chief. While they understand that they cannot refuse to serve, don’t assume that because they do serve, that they support this government.

  5. carol Says:

    Of course there are soldiers of all political beliefs in Iraq. However, my understanding is that the vast majority of them understand the awful price they’re paying because of the divisiveness here at home.

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