From the daily archives: Friday, April 6, 2007

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad met a Republican member of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, a day after Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ended a visit to Syria that was criticized by the White House.

The official news agency said the meeting between Assad and Darrell Issa, a member of the House Committee on Intelligence, discussed ways to improve relations between Washington and Damascus.

Did Darrell Issa (R-CA) commit a treasonous act? Did his act of insolent treason bring anarchy to American foreign policy? Should he be jailed for violating the Logan Act of 1799? […]

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My my my. Me likes irony. Me likes it better when a prominent political figure demonstrates so fully the concept and me gets to point it out. Here is what Newt Gingrich said last week:

“The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. … We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto,”

Here is his “apology” to that Latino community. You spot the irony:

Seems to me that Newt […]

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