Pelosi, Reid at war over Afghanistan

The eye roll said it all.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged from the White House Tuesday with broad, bicameral smiles — until Reid put his arm around Pelosi to announce that “everyone” would support “whatever” Afghanistan policy the president produces.

Pelosi doesn’t agree with that — not at all — and the TV cameras captured the California Democrat rolling her eyes and slightly recoiling from Reid’s grasp as he spoke. Back at the Capitol, Pelosi made it clear that she was angry about Reid’s unilateral offer of unequivocal support, a person familiar with the situation said.

Pelosi insisted Wednesday that it wasn’t so, telling POLITICO that she was “not upset,” adding: “I don’t know where you would have heard such a thing.”

But whatever the precise level of Pelosi’s frustration, this much is clear: If President Barack Obama decides to send more troops to Afghanistan, he risks setting off an internal party struggle on a foreign policy issue that may well define his performance as commander in chief.

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2 Responses to "Pelosi, Reid at war over Afghanistan"

  1. Carl Nemo   October 9, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I feel this photo of Reid and Pelosi would be appropriate for America’s first million dollar banknote. It’s their facial expressions that makes it a winner for a “crisis note”.

    It needs to be shipped to the bureau of engraving and kept on hand so these two can grace the bill. Once hyperinflation breaks loose such a note might cover a weeks groceries.

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. bryan mcclellan   October 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Add the skull and crossbones to the Great Seal Carl and we have a winner.