"Consorting with the enemy,
the american's left favourite sport"
por John Perez-Sampedro
he Islamic theocracy and the Left are indeed natural allies, both are bonded by the threat that Judeo-Christianís values and conservative individualism represents to their survival, and by the Bash Bush Syndrome they share and enjoy.
Is no surprise, that many of the Zunis killing American soldiers in Baghdad today, belonged to the Bah party, originally founded in Syria by members of that countryís communist party.
Is no surprise that Russia, who has vast commercial interests in the Middle East and plays an important role as a developer of nuclear energy and weapon provider in the region, consistently and unconditionally sides with Iran, Syria and leftist Europeans against the United States, to protect their own commercial and political interests in the region.
Is also no surprise that Islamic countries such as Syria, Iran and Libya, among others, are a magnet for personalities of the extreme left such as, Castro, Chavez, Morales, Ortega and other leftists, in various degrees of ideological development, who seek closer ties with them, not just to increase commerce and political clout, but rather, as a measure of defiance against the United States.
The same could be said about the trip to the region by our Majority Leader Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Her discussions on foreign policy during her visit to the Middle East, is indeed a measure of her defiance of the Bush administration. The conversations she held, during that trip, with heads of governments, some of them, accused by the administration of aiding and abiding the enemy, have been perceived by some as treason.
At best, her ill timed unauthorized trip, will make it difficult for the Democratic Partyís leadership to demand respect for the separation of power in the future, when the shoe may be on the other foot, but her actions may still trigger a constitutional crisis.
Some political annalists at home coincide with the notion, that aside from embarrassing some members of Congress on both sides of the isle, Nancy Pelosi also managed to emboldened the enemy, weaken the administrationís foreign policies and demoralize our troops at a time of war.
Bush bashing and politicising the war, may be the favourite sport that some practice at home under the auspice of the first amendment, but for an important elected official, such as Nancy Pelosi, who should be fully aware of her limitations and responsibilities under the United States Constitution, consorting with the enemy abroad, while publicly rejecting foreign policies designed by the elected leader of our nation, and while our soldiers are in harms way, is a treacherous and dangerous behaviour that must have consequences.