Republican Congress members visited as well on "fact finding" missions (as per the article). There's also a large difference...in that the Democratic Congress wasn't actively trying to undermine the Bush administration. The "foul" here was that Bush wanted no engagement with Syria yet Republican Congressmembers were visiting.Yeah. It's Republicans who decided to make foreign policy a partisan matter and establish the precedent of publicly disagreeing with a Presidents' policy platform in a way that might damage it's implementation.
As did....REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DURING THAT SAME TIME! Read your own article.Republicans warned Iran that the administration is attempting to sideline Congress in a questionable manner, making any deal with him shaky in order to make it harder for the President to give them nukes. Nancy Pelosi went to meet with a leader whose forces were actively aiding in the murder of US troops in Iraq and who was a major terrorist sponsor on top of being a massive human rights abuser in order to help protect him from administration pressure. Forgive me if I take Democrats being shocked - shocked! - to find gambling going on in Ricks Catina with a grain of salt.