Sunday, April 01, 2007

This is a joke...

House Reps visiting Syria announce: Opportunity for dialogue. Yeah. Right.

U.S. House members meeting with President Bashar Assad Sunday stated they believed there was an opportunity for dialogue with the Syrian leadership.

The U.S. House members, who included Virginia Republican Frank Wolf, Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts and Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt, added they had raised with Syrian officials the issue of stopping the alleged flow of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq.

In a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Damascus and cited by the AP, the congressmen said they had talked about "ending support for Hizbullah and Hamas, recognizing Israel's right to exist in peace and security, and ceasing interference in Lebanon."

"We came because we believe there is an opportunity for dialogue," the statement said. "We are following in the lead of Ronald Reagan, who reached out to the Soviets during the Cold War," it added.

Syria's official news agency (SANA) said Assad discussed U.S.-Syria ties and the latest developments in the Middle East with the representatives.

The congressional delegation earlier in the day held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who voiced damascus' wish to bring security and stability to the Middle East and called for dialogue with the U.S., SANA reported. He said discussions between the two countries could produce "common stands conducive to putting an end to current crises in the region."

Why do I get the feeling the Syrians are laughing their asses off at these puffed up clowns? Wait til La Pelosi hits town. That's going to be a scene. And I think their comparison of themselves to Ronald Reagan is a total stretch. Feh. They're no Ronald Reagan!