[Updates below] One of which is a letter to Pelosi from one of our troops in Iraq.
You can tell alot about a person by looking at who their friends are. (Pelosi's friend is Syrian President al-Assad, President of a state that sponsors terror)
Despite being told by General Petraeus and Defense Secretary Robert Gates that announcing a timeline for troop withdrawal would embolden the enemy and demoralize our troops, the first thing Nancy Pelosi did was ignore the commanders on the ground in Iraq to make a political statement by adding a timeline in the supplemental bill for emergency funds for our military.
Also despite Pace telling her:
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a House panel that a delay in funding would force the Army to curtail training and equipment repair necessary to prepare units for deployment, which could lead forces now in Iraq and Afghanistan to have their tours lengthened.
If the funds do not arrive in time, the Army will have to cut spending on National Guard, reserve and active units at home to give priority to soldiers fighting overseas, according to Pace and senior Army officials.
Despite being told this, not only did they pass a bill that they KNOW will be vetoed, it has been stated publicly quite a few times, not only did they fill the bill up with pork to "buy" and "bribe" the votes, but they also left for spring break before seeing to it that our toops have the money they need to keep themselves safe while they fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now, despite Syria being a state that sponsors terror and terrorists, Pelosi decides to undermine America further by heading over to visit her new pal al-Assad, president of Syria.
Nancy Pelosi has done everything in her power to undermine this country and she continues to do so, not giving a damn about our troops, their families or their safety while they are overseas fighting for America.
Nancy Pelosi is an embarrassment to women and a traitor to her country.
In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to one's nation. A person who betrays the nation of their citizenship and/or reneges on an oath of loyalty and in some way willfully cooperates with an enemy, is considered to be a traitor.
Article Three defines treason as levying war against the United States or "in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
In my mind, Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason and should be tried in a court of law or military tribunal for giving comfort and aid to the enemy.
From Wapo to remind us what Petraeus said:
ON TUESDAY nearly every member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee warmly endorsed Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq, and a number wished him success or "Godspeed" in his mission. Yesterday some of the same senators voted for a resolution that opposes the increase of troops for Gen. Petraeus's command -- even though the general testified that he could not accomplish his mission without the additional forces and hinted that such a resolution could encourage the enemy. Such is the muddle of Congress on Iraq: A majority may soon go on record opposing the new offensive in Baghdad even while encouraging the commander who leads it.
Encouraging the enemy... one has to wonder why any America citizen would betray her country in this manner and why after being told this BY the Commanders ON THE GROUND, this is not considered yet another act of treason.
Congress was warned by General Petraeus and Gates, and they ignored them, went ahead and made a big show of a symbolic, non binding resolution and did, indeed, embolden the enemy, to the point where the enemy believes they do not have to win, they can wait for our politicians to force defeat.
SEN. LIEBERMAN: And a resolution -- a Senate-passed resolution of disapproval for this new strategy in Iraq would give the enemy some encouragement, some feeling that -- well, some clear expression that the American people were divided.Gates remarks:
GEN. PETRAEUS: That's correct, sir.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq undercuts U.S. commanders and "emboldens the enemy."
He also said the Pentagon was now studying whether it could accelerate the deployment of the five additional Army brigades that it has announced will be sent to Baghdad between now and May to bolster security in the capital.
At his first Pentagon news conference since taking office Dec. 18, Gates was asked his reaction to the debate in Congress over the effect of such a nonbinding resolution. "It's pretty clear that a resolution that in effect says that the general going out to take command of the arena shouldn't have the resources he thinks he needs to be successful certainly emboldens the enemy and our adversaries," he said
Traitors used to be prosecuted and they should be again. Encouraging the enemy, aiding them, giving them comfort and handing them a roadmap telling them exactly how to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat should be considered an act of treason and Pelosi should be brought up on charges of being a traitor to her country.
Now some will say, "but she has the right to disagree with the President" and I will agree, I disagree with him often enough, but I do not betray my country to do so. Others will say, but that is stifling free speech, and I never said she shouldn't be able to state any damn thing, no matter how stupid and ignorant it is, my point is that one can disagree without betraying her country and giving aid to our enemies and encouraging terrorism.
Congress has the option of completely defunding the military and they should have the balls to do it, then accept responsibility for their actions instead of playing games with our troops funds... that is their legal right and obligation if they are so convinced they are right.
To deliberately act in a manner that encourages our enemies instead of acting in a manner consistent with Congressional powers is TREASON and should be treated as such.
Please head over and read "Americans Are Not Scared Enough" from Right Truth.
[Update] My statements also go for any Republican playing footsie with al-Assad also.
[Update #2] Please Read Blood on their hands, written by Melanie Morgan who is Chairman of Move America Forward, the nation's largest grass-roots, pro-troop organization.
[Update #3] I wonder if Nancy Pelosi bothers to read her mail, because THIS was sent to her from [Gunnery]Sergeant Krueger, USMC, telling her how SHE is harming the troops and has emboldened al-Qeada already.
Others discussing this:
Hot Air, Sister Toldjah (she needs to tell us how she REALLY feels though and stop holding back), Counterterrorism Blog, Little Green Footballs, White House.
Tracked back by:
Pelosi to Syria (maybe she’ll stay) from The Crimson Blog...
Pelosi Shuns the British, Prepares Syria Trip from The Sandbox...