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February 22, 2007

Pelosi Trys To Call Bush To Complain of Cheney's Comments

Pelosi Calls Bush to Complain of Cheney's Comments on Democrats' Iraq Strategy

Fox News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday phoned President Bush to air her complaints over Vice President Dick Cheney's comments that the Congressional Democrats' plan for Iraq would "validate the Al Qaeda strategy."

Pelosi, who said she could not reach the president, said Cheney's comments wrongly questioned critics' patriotism and ignored Bush's call for openness on Iraq strategy.

"You cannot say as the president of the United States, 'I welcome disagreement in a time of war,' and then have the vice president of the United States go out of the country and mischaracterize a position of the speaker of the House and in a manner that says that person in that position of authority is acting against the national security of our country," the speaker said.

The quarrel began in Tokyo, where Cheney used an interview to criticize Pelosi and Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., over their plan to place restrictions on Bush's request for an additional $93 billion for the Iraq war to make it difficult or impossible to send 21,500 extra troops to Iraq.

"I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we will do is validate the Al Qaeda strategy," the vice president told ABC News. "The Al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people ... try to persuade us to throw in the towel and come home, and then they win because we quit."
Pelosi, at a news conference in San Francisco, said Cheney's criticism of Democrats was "beneath the dignity of the debate we're engaged in and a disservice to our men and women in uniform, whom we all support."
"And you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to call the president and tell him I disapprove of what the vice president said," Pelosi said. "It has no place in our debate." Bush had previously urged her to call him when a member of his administration stepped over the line by questioning Democrats' patriotism, she said.

Later, Pelosi said she had tried to reach the president but was only able to get through to White House chief of staff Josh Bolten.

Bolten said he was certain no one was questioning her patriotism or commitment to national security, she told reporters.

"I said to him perhaps when he saw what the vice president said he might have another comment," Pelosi said. White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said Cheney "was not questioning anyone's patriotism." But she said Bush and Cheney believe that Pelosi and Murtha's "position to immediately pull out our troops would be harmful to our national security and that it is the wrong strategy to pursue."
Pelosi said she hopes "the president will repudiate and distance himself from the vice president's remarks."

Wild Thing's comment.......

She didn't get through. Josh Bolton took the call. LOL!

Oh my gosh, Pelosi has lost it! She has got to have one of the biggest egos in politics, at least one of the top 10 biggest. Now she is telling the Vice President of the USA what to say and what not to say!?!?!? Hey Nancy put your opinion where the sun doesn't shine you POS!

Pelosi reacts to truth like a vampire does to sunlight. Cheney told the truth, nothing makes them madder.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 12:55 AM


OH wah, wah, wah!
VP Cheney speaks his mind--men do that on occasion.
And he has every right to.
Don't we have freedoms still?
Freedom of Speech, Nancy--freedom of speech.
You wanna take that away, too?
Grow up and smell the cappuccino--the world don't revolve around your butt.

Posted by: Lynn at February 22, 2007 06:19 AM

Big bully Dick picking on poor Nancy and Johnny.

This is the woman that's third in line for the Presidency? She sounds like a child calling another kids parents because the kid made fun of her in school. My gosh, what is this nation turning in to? She makes us sound like a bunch of pansies.

PS: Welcome back Wild Thing.

Posted by: BobF at February 22, 2007 09:24 AM

Pelosi complaining about someone else's lack of dignity? Hell, with her constant bitching, whining and complaining she ought to be a member of CAIR. Oops, maybe she is.

And she has absolutely no basis for accussing anyone one else of any disservice to our troops. Her ugly existence is a disservice to our troops!

Posted by: TomR at February 22, 2007 10:03 AM

Quite an example of the pot calling the kettle black. Those on the left really don't like to deal with reality, do they?

Posted by: yankeemom at February 22, 2007 11:00 AM

This is the party of 'do as I say not as I do', there is a long list of democrats who have gone overseas and critisized the President, the country, and the war effort.

Now in light of all this, there is a new poll that says the American People really want a victory over in Iraq and the demos are moving too fast to cut and run.

They just can't stand the heat when someone holds their feet to the fire. And when their opposition does the same thing, "Its not fair", Welcome to the real world Mess. Plosi. This is a joke that she is third in line to the presidency.

The pair-less demos must be really proud of their new speaker,

Posted by: Mark at February 22, 2007 11:23 AM

Why is it we hear crickets from the left when any of their spawn trash talk not just the President, but our troops and country on foreign soil.

Honestly, someone in the Republicans should have done this a long time ago.

Posted by: raz0r at February 22, 2007 09:53 PM

Lynn......"Grow up and smell the cappuccino"......Hahahaha LOVE it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:27 PM

Bob, thanks. She sure does sound like that. Like some kid in a playground, a spoiled kid at that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:27 PM

Tom, I wonder if she is a member of CAIR....hmmmm I wouldn't be surprised.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:29 PM

Yankeemom, they sure don't, they live so much by the double standard, saying what they want and no one else can. Amazing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:30 PM

Mark, hahaha the Dems are really going to regret what they have done I think. Good one.

Those with apathy that never speak up still vote, and when it comes time to vote their hearts will remind them of how the dems turned their backs on our military. Just a gut feeling, I hope and pray I am right about that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:32 PM

razOr, one day I hope it changes, and there will be outcasts for behaving and saying the things the Dems say and do. Shame them to the max so they can never hold office again. At least that, I can think of others things that are a lot worse punishment for the Dems.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2007 11:35 PM