By John W. Lillpop
When it comes to engaging America in foreign wars, Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) is the quintessential dove-- when the Commander-In-Chief just happens to be named Bush.
However, Pelosi’s dove nature turns decidedly hawkish when the President happens to be a Democrat, as in Barack Obama.
As Pelosi’s five-year-old grandson learned, the former Speaker’s commitment to life is absolute, except when it comes to killing fetus-babies AND when a confused and inept Democrat occupies the White House and wants to “shoot warning shots across the bow” to save his sorry posterior from world-wide humiliation.
Pelosi used her illogical logic on her grandson in an attempt to convince the lad to “give war a chance” as recorded at the reference:
REP. NANCY PELOSI: I'll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he's five years old. We're not talking about war; we're talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, 'Well, what do you think?' He said, 'I think no war.' I said, 'Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they've killed hundreds of children there. ' And he said, five years old, 'Were these children in the United States?' And I said, 'No, but they're children wherever they are.'Earth to Pelosi: Perhaps your grandson is heeding the words of Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church which you claim to follow?
So I don't know what news he's listening to or -- but even a five year old child has to -- you know, with the wisdom of our interest has affected our interests or it affects our interests because, again, it was outside of the circle of civilized behavior. It was humanity drew a line decades ago that i think if we ignore, we do so to the peril of many other people who can suffer.”
As reported at the reference, the Pope said the following:
“War never again! Never again war!,” Francis declared Sunday in an Angelus address. Denouncing the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the pope referred to looming “dramatic developments” facing the country and said, “I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from deep within me.”It appears, Mimi, that your grandson has a better fix on the issue than you do!
In his address, Francis also called for a global day of prayer and fasting Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, the “queen of peace,” he remarked, to pray for Syria and the Middle East.
Without mentioning the United States, Francis said Sunday that he “exhort[s] the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.”
“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake,” the pontiff added. “War begets war, violence begets violence.”
Francis added a plea to put down weapons: “I repeat forcefully: It is neither a culture of confrontation nor a culture of conflict which builds harmony within and between peoples, but rather a culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue; this is the only way to peace. May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and be let themselves be led by the desire for peace.”
Perhaps YOU should listen to the Pope and your grandson?