getimage.gif In the Washington Post, Anne Plummer Flaherty reports that Senator Bill Nelson(D-FL), pictured seating on the right, “Senator Defies Bush:”

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, met with Assad after the State Department said that it disapproved of his trip.


“Assad clearly indicated the willingness to cooperate with the Americans and or the Iraqi army to be part of a solution” in Iraq, Nelson told reporters in a conference call following the meeting. The U.S. says foreign fighters often enter Iraq across that boundary.

The Logan Act is clear

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

It is long past time to put an end to prima donna lone wolf wolf congressmen trying to conduct their own personal foreign policy.

Note:  In attempting to add the photo to my previous post  this subject, I so fouled up thE HTML code I just deleted the entire mess.  Life in the Blogosphere.

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