**Written by Doug Powers
Judging from a letter Nancy Pelosi sent to her House Dem colleagues, she is gung ho for an attack on Syria — something that is curiously uncharacteristic of her (during Republican administrations at least):
Pelosi boasts perhaps the most consistent antiwar war record of any current member of Congress (see Wikipedia). In 1991 she opposed the U.S. move to eject Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, a war that would ultimately be approved by an overwhelming margin in the Congress, and would win Security Council backing at the United Nations (heralding a “new world order” in the emerging post-Cold War international system). Pelosi also voted against the 2002 Iraq war authorization, and in 2007 she opposed the Bush administration’s new counterinsurgency program in Iraq — “the surge” — that within a year had stemmed the tide of terrorist violence and allowed the United States to wind down the war.
But in 2013 Pelosi is all gung-ho, arguing that Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons is so egregious that even a “war weary” nation should fall in line behind the administration’s headlong rush to conflict.
It’s almost an Onion-worthy story: “Congressional doves and Nobel Peace Prize winning president attempt to convince those they’ve accused of being war mongers to join them in attacking another country.”
Here’s top secret footage of Pelosi in the Dem cloak room today trying to teach some of the more pacifist members of the House to put on convincing war faces:
In related news, once the false rumor gets out that Syria is home to one of the world’s largest botulinum toxin type A reserves, I’m hoping Code Pink shows up at Pelosi’s office carrying “No war for Botox” signs just for an awesome photo op.
**Written by Doug Powers
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