Why was this announcement an ABC/Diane Sawyer exclusive? Was she afraid to announce this among her peers?
Nancy Pelosi Tells ABC News’ Diane Sawyer Bush “Has to Answer for This War”
Jan. 19, 2007 — There may be a growing battle between Congress and the president over the Iraq War strategy, but new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she won’t block funding for additional troops.
Pelosi’s position, revealed in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, came days after a group of senators announced a bipartisan resolution condemning the Bush administration’s plan to increase U.S. forces in Iraq by more than 20,000 troops.
While the Senate resolution would be non-binding, it would send a message to the president, and at least a dozen Republican senators have already offered their support.
In an interview with Sawyer, Pelosi said Democrats in Congress would not be held responsible for putting the soldiers in the troop surge in additional harm’s way by blocking funds, but also called the situation in Iraq a “tragedy” and a “stark blunder.”
I did a little DUmpster diving (Democratic Underground) and it seems that the DUers are feeling unraveled and a bit betrayed by Ms. Pelosi and her party:
And thats exactly what is happening.The people voted Democratic because that seemed the only way to express disapproval of the course the country is on.It was the only alternative available.It will do no good because,just like the Republicans,the Dems represent the interests of big business/finance that want this war.These people,these CORPORATE DEMOCRATS,serve the interests of big business.Lieberman,Clinton,Pelosi are of the same ilk.They do not,they will not serve the interests of the people,they do not respond to or respect the will of the people.Maybe Obama…maybe Obama…
So it seems that Barack Obama is the new savior of the Democrat party. Maybe Obama indeed…
Video at HotAir.com from Face the Nation