Pelosi to meet with Ahmanutjob?
Not content to resting on her laurels after a meeting with the chinless terrorist-enabling regime of Syria, My Damn...er, "Madame"...Speaker Pelosi wants to cuddle with the top Iranian weirdbeard himself. From San Fran-istan's fishwrap:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, just back from a trip to Syria that sparked sharp criticism from Republicans and the Bush administration, suggested Tuesday that they may be interested in taking another diplomatic trip - to open a dialogue with Iran.
The Democratic speaker from San Francisco and Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, were asked at a press conference in San Francisco Tuesday whether on the heels of their recent trip to the Middle East they would be interested in extending their diplomacy in the troubled region with a visit to Iran.
"Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a plane tomorrow morning, because however objectionable, unfair and inaccurate many of (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's) statements are, it is important that we have a dialogue with him," Lantos said. "Speaking for myself, I'm ready to go -- and knowing the speaker, I think that she might be."
Pelosi did not dispute that statement, and noted that Lantos -- a Hungarian-born survivor of the Holocaust -- brought "great experience, knowledge and judgment" to the recent bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in addition to Syria.
Beautiful. I can almost hear Ahmanutjob singing "Kumbaya" as we speak. Continuing:
"I find the president of Iran's remarks to be so repulsive that they are outside the circle of civilized human behavior," Pelosi said, referring to Ahmadinejad's past comments that Israel should be wiped off the face of the map and his questioning of the existence of the Holocaust.
"But a person of Mr. Lantos' stature and personal experience is saying that -- even as a Holocaust survivor and even recognizing the outrageous statements of the president of Iran -- it's important to have dialogue. I think that speaks volumes."
I can almost see the dialogue now...
Pe-loco: Mr. President, it's great to see you! I brought you a gift from my home town. It's a book called 'Heather Has Two Mommies'.
Ahmanutjob: Thank you. You are too kind. Ummm...My Damn Speaker, who is this man you bring with you?
Pe-loco: This is Congressman Tom Lantos. He's a a Hungarian-born survivor of the Holocaust and...
Ahmanutjob: Survivor of the WHAT?
Pe-loco: The Holocaust, sir.
Ahmanutjob: There was no such thing. This infidel is a fraud. Remove him from my presence.
Pe-loco: Sorry, Tom, that sucks for you. Wait in the plane.
Ahmanutjob: My Damn Speaker, where is your woman-garb???
Pe-loco: Oh, how embarassing! My apologies, sir, I'll get Tom to get my Muslim head scarf from the airplane. Now, where were we?
Ahmanutjob: Denouncing your president.
Pe-loco: Oh yes, we were indeed! Anyway, I don't know if you followed the goings-on in Florida in our 2000 election, but...
Lantos noted that "with the speaker's support," he has co-sponsored legislation in the House that calls for making available to all countries -- including Iran -- nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes under international oversight by establishing a "nuclear fuel bank."
"So if the Iranian president says that he is developing (nuclear material) for peaceful purposes, we are assisting him in that process," said Lantos, who anticipated the legislation could pass as early as May.
Maybe we could get the UN to administer the "nuclear fuel bank"? They did such a bang-up job with that Oil-For-Food program, didn't they?