Bush is full of it. When did the US send delegations to discuss all this? Did he mean the one that took place last week with the Republicans who visited Assad? The delegation that would not be mentioned? Bush would rather 'isolate Syria economically and politically' than actually talk to them. This way, we could provoke a war with them.
"...Pelosi said that during the meeting with the president she had "expressed concern about Syria's support for Hezbollah and Hamas," and had "expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between Israel and Syria."
Reuters reported that Pelosi said she had passed on a message from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel.
"Meeting with the president enabled us to communicate a message from Prime Minister Olmert that Israel was ready to engage in peace talks," Pelosi said, according to Reuters.
"Peace in the Middle East is a high priority. We were very pleased with the reassurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process. He was ready to engage in negotiations" with Israel, Pelosi said, Reuters reported.
While Pelosi has promoted the benefits of dialogue with Syria, the Bush administration views the country as a state sponsor of terrorism.
At the White House on Tuesday, President Bush criticized Pelosi's visit, saying it sent mixed signals to the Middle East and to President Bashar's government.
"Sending delegations hasn't worked," Bush told reporters. "It's just simply been counterproductive."