December 23, 2007


Pelosi's first year as House speaker marked by little change on war (Zachary Coile, 12/23/07, SF Chronicle)

[B]y Wednesday afternoon, her party was facing two of its biggest defeats. To keep the alternative minimum tax from hitting 20 million Americans next year, Democrats had to abandon their pledge not to pass any legislation that increased the deficit.

Then Pelosi, whose party took control of Congress pledging to change course in Iraq, watched the House approve $70 billion in war funding, part of a budget deal that avoided a government shutdown. Members of her own party denounced it as a capitulation to the White House.

"The war in Iraq is the biggest disappointment for us, the inability to stop the war," Pelosi told reporters in a group interview in her ceremonial office just hours before the war vote. She quickly pegged the blame on congressional Republicans.

You have to wonder about the strategy of the Islamicists, who put their faith in the American Left to stop W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2007 7:08 PM

Who or what else do they have?

Posted by: erp at December 23, 2007 9:26 PM

What will be fun will be when they turn on their Leftist allies after they realize that the Leftists lied to them about the power the Left had and the strategies to use that would increase the Left's power and help in their fight.

There's nothing like the wrath of a berzerk fanatic scorned.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 24, 2007 11:08 AM