It’s only 10:15, but it’s safe to say there’ll be no topping this. Vastly more offensive than the headscarf photo, too. “We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace,” she said afterwards, which, thanks to the Syrian government, it certainly has been for people like Khaled Meshaal and Alois Brunner.

They went out to lunch later. I guess he wanted to show her off a little.

Update: Really, it’s almost not worth knocking Pelosi. No one on either side is surprised that she’d do this. Focus the anger where it really belongs.

Update: New leadership, new ideas, new measures to discourage people from associating Iraq with a broader war on terror, which can have the unpleasant effect of making them think we should try to win there.

But that’s an old debate. This part is new:

A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory report that will set defense policy should be specific about military operations and “avoid using colloquialisms.”

The “global war on terror,” a phrase first used by President Bush shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., should not be used, according to the memo. Also banned is the phrase the “long war,” which military officials began using last year as a way of acknowledging that military operations against terrorist states and organizations would not be wrapped up in a few years.