"I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion by a deliberate ambush plan by the opposition -- in this case the Republicans -- and, frankly, exploited by journalists who are just looking for a controversy. There is no issue here. Congressman Wolf, a major Republican, was in the region a few days earlier. Republicans were on her trip. There is no issue. None."
I wonder if Holbrooke caught Gregory's appearance on "Meet the Press" yesterday or if he just got lucky. Either way, he's dead on.
Think Progress has video of Rep Nick Rahall (D-WV) -- who was part of Pelosi's delegation -- confirming that the Speaker spoke to President Bush before leaving for Damascus, and that he raised no objection. If bloggers can so easily sort out fact from fiction, why can't the national "liberal" media? Pathetic.