I did not post a no-longer-available New York Sun article suggesting that Nancy Pelosi might be trying to make a separate peace in the Middle East. Even Pelosi, I reasoned, wouldn’t do that. But her travels and behavior in that troubled region are nevertheless disturbing. Tom Sowell has a sobering column on the subject:   

Congressman Tom Lantos, who is a member of the delegation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading to Syria, put the mission clearly when he said: “We have an alternative Democratic foreign policy.”

“Democrats can have any foreign policy they want — if and when they are elected to the White House.

“Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and — like him or not — he alone had the Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime.

“All that Pelosi’s trip can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there. That in turn can only embolden the Syrians to exploit the lack of unified resolve in Washington by stepping up their efforts to destabilize Iraq and the Middle East in general.”