To say that Nancy Pelosi can be categorized as a "puffed up peep" is a colossal understatement. Back in March of 2007, Pelosi (along with Lantos, Waxman, Slaughter, Rahall, Hobson, and Ellison) went on a nine-day jaunt to the middle east to meet with parliaments and heads of state in various countries. On April 4th of 2007, Pelosi met with the Syrian president and discussed with him his support of "militant groups." This she did against the wishes of the current administration.
Now she shows us how little she understands our enemies with her statement about "the goodwill of the Iranians." That the Iranians called off their dogs (to a certain extent, anyway) after the surge is NOT due to their "goodwill."
"It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel." - Former President Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter has a prescription for peace in the middle east, and until the Jews are willing to accept it, I guess the arabs can keep blowing them up. Not to mention the fact that even if the arabs were to vocalize such a promise, only a complete fool and buffoon would believe it.
Carter is the ultimate version of a puffed up peep. Consider the following:
As America was progressing towards the Gulf War, Carter wrote members of the U.N. Security Council urging them to thwart the first Bush administration.
Carter more recently made his own trek to the middle east where he paid his respects to Yasser Arafat and met with American enemies (fully embracing them - literally).
Carter believes that "the intifada exposed the injustice Palestinians suffered." Never mind the fact that after Israel left the West Bank, civilization left with them.
Carter served as advisor and speechwriter for the PLO. On May 24, 1990, Carter drafted the strategy and wording for a generic speech Arafat was to deliver for Western ears... According to Carter, "The audience is not the Security Council, but the world community. The objective of the speech should be to secure maximum sympathy and support of other world leaders... A good opening would be to outline key points of the Save the Children report... then ask: 'What would you do, if these were your children and grandchildren? As the Palestinian leader, I share the responsibility for them. Our response has been to urge peace talks, but the Israeli leaders have refused, and our children continue to suffer....' Then repeat: 'What would you do, if these were your children and grandchildren?' ... This exact litany should be repeated with a few other personal examples."
Jimmy Carter on George W. Bush: "I don't think that George W. Bush has any particular commitment to preservation of the principles of human rights." And, when Bush identified and "axis of evil," Carter said this was "overly simplistic and counter-productive. I think it will take years before we can repair the damage done by that statement."
"Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it." - Dianne Feinstein
"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of Americans to feel safe." - Dianne Feinstein
This, of course, refers to the text in the U.S. Constitution "right to life, liberty, and the right to feel safe." FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! Add to this the monumental stupidity of elevating the "right to feel safe" over the right to actually be safe... I think I'll find my own door, thank you very much.
In the interest of fairness to these less-than-beloved (by me, anyway), I should probably confess. Were I to be a person of as great significance as they, I would be in immediate danger of becoming a puffed up peep myself. I hope that I would be a bit smarter about it -- but once a person becomes significantly puffed up, it directly affects their ability to think clearly. The swelling of the head just overpowers the brain. So while I would certainly not err on the side of the left, I'm certain I would err all the same.