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Gullible's Travels

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And now Senator Arlen Specter, sort of Republican from Pennsylvania, has made his visit to Damascus. I don't know whether he had an epiphany on the road to Damascus. But, in the Syrian capitol, he met Bashar Assad, and he believed what the tyrant told him. Just like Senator Nelson of Florida, Senator Dodd of Connecticut and Senator Kerry of well, dreamland. Now, if only Chuck Hagel will go and just a few others, we'll have had many of the Senate's most credulous members done the tour.

According to a dispatch by Avi Issacharoff in Friday's Haaretz, Specter reported that Assad had assured him that, "If I know of of one Syrian who is transferring weapons to Hezbollah--I will make sure to stop it." And the lion will lie down with the lamb.

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