Nelson Steps Over The Line
By Micah Halpern
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I was surprised to get the email announcement from Syria proclaiming that Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida was visiting and meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
I am distressed that Bill Nelson has still not received an official slap on the wrist.
Nelson was in The Region, he met with Israelis, Palestinians, Iraqis and Jordanians and then he popped over to Syria to meet with Assad.
Who does he think he is?
A United States senator does not just go around conducting independent foreign policy that totally contradicts official current policy.
I await the response of the White House and the Justice Department.
Assad and the Arab world are loving this, the papers are full of op-eds and predictions.
If there is one foreign policy in the United States it is this: