Pelosi Says Victory Is "Ethnic Cleansing"
RUSH: Pelosi was on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer last night, and Jim Lehrer said, "Ms. Pelosi, what would your position be if in fact the Petraeus plan worked?" What if it actually worked, the Baghdad security plan?
PELOSI: I pray that it does. But the fact is we know that it would increase the odds of it working if there were some sincere efforts to engage the other countries in the region in the diplomatic solutions that are necessary to stabilize the region, and do the political work, do the political work -- that is to say, amend the constitution, include the Sunnis and others into the civic life of Iraq. That's where you go. You don't go into ethnic cleansing of neighborhoods and say, "Now we're going to referee."
RUSH: Hooool-eee! She was totally blindsided by this question, and gets into, "(Stumbling) Well, uh, uh, wuh, eh, we pray that it does." We know we would increase the odds of it working if there were sincere efforts to engage other countries in diplomacy?
CALLER: It's incredibly silly.
RUSH: Well, it's naïve!
CALLER: It leaves me speechless. It is so silly.
RUSH: Now it's "ethnic cleansing," by the way.
RUSH: The United States Military is engaged in ethnic cleansing. Of course, she won't be called on this because she's Madam Pelosi, and they're not criticized. But, anyway, she was totally caught blindsided by the whole concept of victory, of this thing working. I'm going to tell you: When she said, by the way, "pray that it does"?
I don't believe her. They don't have any political investment in victory. They can't share victory; they can't claim partial credit for victory. About all they would be able to do is to say, "We passed our resolution supporting the troops," and that wouldn't be much. We got a lot at stake here, folks, if we win. Stop to think about that.