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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:01 PM
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Republican Sen. Specter plans Syria trip
Sen. Arlen Specter, a 26-year Senate Republican, said he will visit Syria despite loud objections by the Bush administration, contending the situation in Iraq is so dire that it is time Congress step up to the plate and see what it can do.

Specter, R-Pa., said in an interview late Friday that he is planning a trip to the Middle East that will include Israel and Syria. The senator said he and other Republicans are concerned that the administration's policies in the Middle East are not working and that other GOP members may follow in his footsteps.

"I've talked to my Republican colleagues, and there is a disquiet here," Specter said.

The visit, coming on the heels of a trip by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, would be a direct affront to the White House. The United States has limited diplomatic ties with Syria because of its support for Hezbollah and Hamas, which the U.S. deems terrorist organizations.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_go_co/specter...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:07 PM
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1. ha ha---Specter---go do the 'afront" to the WH. good for you.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:08 PM
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2. I think this is what being a lame duck looks like.
It's not pretty. It never is.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:11 PM
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3. If Condi and dimson refuse to make any attempts at diplomacy, I applaud
any politician that wants to try, including Specter. Maybe the more that go, and their visits gets publicized, the more they might at least embarrass this admin into doing something resembling diplomacy.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:25 PM
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4. what is Senator Spenctor up to..??
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:54 PM
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6. He's running over there so he can come back and cave in to WH pressure. nt
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:43 AM
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7. what i figured.. he is a one trick pony
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:27 PM
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5. How come after Nelson
Didn't the bush administration raise heck and are trying to censure Nelson for going to Iraq, what will the do to Spector...
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jcrew2001 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-19-06 05:19 PM
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8. lose
Spector will lose re-election, i guarantee it.
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