Roger L. Simon

Half Nelson

In the wake of the embarrassing Silvestri affair, you will excuse me if I suspect Senator Bill Nelson (D-FLA) was clueless about the history and policies of the Syrian Baathists when he met today with President Bashar Assad. Nelson informed us: “Assad clearly indicated the willingness to cooperate with the Americans and or the Iraqi army to be part of a solution” in Iraq.

And Nelson believed him?

Now, Senator Nelson, count of ten… what is Hama? (answer: here)

I wonder if Nelson even knows who Rafik Harari is and what Assad’s cronies had to do with his demise. The idea that you could expect Assad to deal honestly is obscene.