Pelosi Gets Cold Shoulder in Baghdad, Praises the Surge
1:33 PM, May 18, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Nancy Pelosi was in Baghdad yesterday, where she got a rather chilly reception from the Iraqi people--or at least the Iraqis who are on our side. As Time reports, "for all of Pelosi's unpopularity, in many ways she got a nicer arrival treatment than the last senior female American official to appear in Baghdad, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice." The Green Zone was hit by mortars when Rice came to town, but the insurgents didn't take any shots at Pelosi--they're on the same team:
But Pelosi did offer some praise for the surge. According to the AP, she "welcomed Iraq's progress in passing a budget as well as oil legislation, and a bill paving the way for the provincial elections in the fall that are expected to more equitably redistribute power among local officials." Next thing you know she'll be glorifying what happened in Basra.