Let's file Pelosi's trip as the latest example of BDS.
It's true that Pres. Nixon met Chairman Mao in 1972. However, Mao was not supporting terrorism. Also, Pres. Nixon was in the middle of a geopolitical strategy involving China and the USSR. Also, China had a billion people and huge economic potential.
Syria does not meet that standard. Syria is a rogue state. Syria does not offer economic potential. In fact, Syria is just another corrupt Middle East state run by a few people.
They do not deserve a face to face meeting with a US politician, specially the Speaker of the US House.
Sorry. This is an outrageous visit by Speaker Pelosi. Did you catch feminist Nancy with her hair covered? Wonder how the feminists will react to that? Why didn't San Francisco Nancy call for homosexual rights?
The liberal Washington Post agrees with me. See Pratfall in Damascus (Nancy Pelosi's foolish shuttle diplomacy):
"As any diplomat with knowledge of the region could have told Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Assad is a corrupt thug whose overriding priority at the moment is not peace with Israel but heading off U.N. charges that he orchestrated the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri."