May 9th, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Pelosi in Afghanistan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Saturday, after a meeting with U.S. troops and the top U.S. military commander in the country. 

A statement from Pelosi's office said the delegation was briefed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry. The talks with Karzai focused on the political and security situation in Afghanistan, the statement said.

In addition to Pelosi, the other members of the delegation are: Susan Davis of California, Chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel; Madeleine Bordallo of Guam, Member of the Armed Services Committee; Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts, Member of the Armed Services Committee; and Donna Edwards of Maryland, Member of the Science and Technology Committee.

At a news conference Thursday, Pelosi mentioned that she would be spending Mother's Day – which is Sunday – with U.S. troops.

"We are grateful for the service of our brave men and women in Afghanistan, for their commitment to America's security, and their unwavering dedication to their mission," Pelosi said, according to the statement.


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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. novascotiaoceanrealtor1

    Wow, the level of discourse is low. Maybe you boys just don't like smart successful woman?

    September 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. robert

    Stephen King should do a novel called "Nancy Pellosi"...
    This b!!tch is evil....

    she hounded Bush to pull the troops out of Iraqi but since her boy friend got elected she hasnt said a word....what a two faced phony..

    Obama, Pellosi, Biden, Elena Kagan ect...their all hard core facist far left godless atheist marxist communist militant gay marriage anti male bleeding heart liberal political REFUSE !!

    come november 2010 a lot of these left wing communist dead beat traitors are going to be looking for a job...

    go tea party 2010 !!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. BUBBA -- ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    She don't need a brain. She's cute!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jaime Greer

    Girls Night Out in Afghanistan!

    May 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jaime Greer

    Where is the IED or friendly fire when you need it. Just kidding . This is not a threat I don't need the FBI,Homeland Security, CIA sending a Drone to my home.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. skooter

    Why would the United States send a delegation of women to Afghanistan. Will we ever learn how the world works outside of the US. Where is Storm'n Norman, Jim Baker, Collin Powell, where are the men of America that need to deal with the men in Afghanistan.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. willie

    Third in command (scary) somewhat justifies her trip. Sending a planeload of women may be an insult to the Afghans. I have no problem sending them to our military base. Maybe they'll keep her.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. skooter

    Why would the UNited States send a delegation of wonen to Afghanistan. Will we ever learn how the world works outside of the US. Wrere is Storm'n Norman, Jim Baker, Collin Powell, where are the MEN in America that need to deal with the Men in Afghanistan.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sandy

    Oh where, oh where are those terrorist attackers now? For once they would be doing something for us - they just don't know it.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Aradan

    What good reason would a Speaker of the House have for visiting with foreign Head of State? Isn’t that the Hilary Clinton’s job??

    Foreign affairs are the domain of the Department of State – this trip appears totally inappropriate for a Speaker of the House. A Speaker’s role is limited to operations and oversight of the House. The State Department heads the development of policies, plans, and programs to achieve foreign policy goals and fields trained personnel who have expertise in international relations and diplomacy.

    Pelosi has inappropriately overstepped the bounds of her role as Speaker and can only muddle the situation. Especially considering Pelosi has no guarantee of maintaining her position of Speaker with the upcoming mid-term elections. Let the State Department do their job – that’s their mission, not the Speaker of the House.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BJ1

    Why did Pelosi's father put a bucket of crap on the altar at her wedding? To keep the flies off thebride of course!! 🙂

    May 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BJ1

    Why not put pictures of Pelosi all over Afghanistan? That should scare all the Taliban out of the country (or ugly them to death)🙂

    May 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Paul Revere

    What is that bug eyed "B@$%h" doing there. She has screwed up the US and now she is going to do some more damage. If Pelosi were a man and did what she did the reprisals would be the same. This is not a gender thing it is a complete arrogance thing that the leaders of this government show!

    Kind of wondering what the hell she is doing somewhere where she has no experience and she definitely has no earthly idea about foreign policy unless it is to throw taxpayer money at!

    May 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CENI

    WOW WOW WOW WOW=NANCY PELOSI=IN AFGANISTAN WONDERFULL=FOR THE AFGANISTANIANS=BY THIS VISIT THE AFGANISTAN HAVE THE RIGHT WITH THE DRIVER LICENSE TO GET IN TO THE UNITED STATES=ATTN ATTN=SUCCSES TO THE DEMOCRACY IN THE AFGANISTAN.====BUY BUY

    May 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BJ1

    How about using Pelosi to beat out IED's🙂

    May 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. UpstateNY

    Patsy, Ok. Harry Reid – This man will cause more harm then good. Everything he does (ex. government private jet every 4 days to Nevada and back) is for his own interest. He's WACKED!

    May 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JOE

    WOW, THE BOTOX QUEEN IS IN TOWN!!!!!!, WILL SOMEONE BUY HER A BURKA?

    May 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Patsy

    How many of the above comments would be relevant if Pelosi were a man?

    May 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  19. UpstateNY

    This women will cause more harm then good. Everything she does (ex. government private jet every 4 days to California and back) is for her own interest. SHE"S WACKED!

    May 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Iraq Paramedic

    I have to admit though that after being in Afghanistan for six months I would not kick Pelosi out of bed.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jamie Nance

    The above comments are in themselves a sad commentary on the level of ignorance within the electorate of this country. Pelosi, like it or not, is the number three in command in this country and has an obligation to be knowledgeable on this subject as well as countless others. If your readers were really paying attention, they would realize how much she and the House has actually accomplished under her leadership the last few years. America first, politics second.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Iraq Paramedic

    Well Pelosi, the witch, is now in a foriegn country wasting our tax dollars & making the American people look even more stupid than we looked when we elected a lieing, two faced, flag burning, no experiance lawyer as president. Of course Obama should divorce Michelle & mary Pelosi & then you would have the perfect OREO. By the time Pelosi & Obama finish their terms the USA will be crippled & broke!!!!!!!
    May GOD Bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kitty

    I wonder how hard the Afghans laugh when all those women walk out of the room since they have zero respect for women. What a ridiculous waste of money and time.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  24. Dollars and Cents

    Why do we pay for these trips? How many millions did this one cost us?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  25. Cajun

    Why does she always have that 'caught with the hands in the cookie jar' look...??????

    May 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. Cajun

    Is it possible that pelosi can stay in Afghanistan?? She could do wonders overthere and maybe invite all of her illegal friends to join her there....maybe she could become President there...she'd like that.......and I'd like that!

    May 10, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  27. flycatcher

    If one wanted to show the world what idiots the US government is filled with one could not pick a better example with excepting perhaps Harry Reid.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  28. flycatcher

    Why would this idiot have anything to do with foreign policy?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  29. flycatcher

    I wonder how many plane loads of entourage she brought with her this time?

    May 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. flycatcher

    Quick put her on point in the search for IED's maybe we'll get lucky

    May 10, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  31. oldgoat

    We should leave Pelosi in Afghanistan, where she won't cause as much harm. Maybe we'll get lucky and her tent will get blown away by a misguided Predator strike.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. Steve

    I see Pelosi and her cronies are on another globe hopping boondoggle on the taxpayers dime.We as tax payers would be better served by her keeping her nose out of foreign policy, something she has no experience in and would muck it up as she has done as Speaker of the House.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  33. Daniel-2

    Now I see that even Nancy Pelosi has decided to become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.She,too,just threw in with all other right-wing thugs in Washington in her support for this obscene war.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |