August 12th, 2008
09:26 AM ET
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Pelosi pushes for Russian cease-fire

Speaker Pelosi condemned Russian military action in the Republican of Georgia Monday.
Speaker Pelosi condemned Russian military action in the Republican of Georgia Monday.

(CNN)—Amidst growing talk of U.S. intervention in the Republic of Georgia, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Russia again to sign and honor a cease-fire Monday night, while condemning the country’s military action.

“What the Russians did is really outside the circle of civilized behavior,” Pelosi told Larry King. “You don’t just roll your tanks and airplanes into another country and expect people to sit back and say, ‘that’s okay’.”

Following the outbreak of violence in Georgia last week, Pelosi issued a statement condemning Russian military action.

"The sooner Russian military action ceases, Russian forces are withdrawn, and Georgia's borders are respected,” Pelosi said in a statement on August 9. “The sooner a settlement of Georgia's internal disputes can be achieved and regional security enhanced."

Related: McCain, Obama respond to Georgia crisis

Given U.S. military involvement in other war torn countries, namely Afghanistan, Pelosi said Monday she hoped the Russia-Georgia conflict could be resolved without U.S. involvement, looking toward Europeans and NATO to act as “peacekeepers,” if need be.

“Georgia's borders must be protected,” said Pelosi. “We must have a conversation, a diplomatic conversation in terms of NATO, more than a conversation, to resolve the issues there.”

Tipping her hat to Congress and the presidential candidates, Pelosi touted their ability to speak “with one voice,” on the matter.

Related: Pelosi open to vote on offshore drilling


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soundoff (147 Responses)
  1. semp

    Nancy is such a dinosaur that she could be oil in a few weeks.

    August 12, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  2. joe

    pelosi- she is too old .how did she become the speaker.replace her with hillary.no wonder ratings are at the lowest.
    go mccain.hillary 2012

    August 12, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. Joe Regis

    Pelosi for a nobel peace prize.

    August 12, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Sacto Joe

    You can tell from all the hate mail that Speaker Pelosi is doing her job!

    GO GET 'EM, GIRL!

    August 12, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  5. Stan

    “What we did is really outside the circle of civilized behavior,” Pelosi told Larry King. “You don’t just roll our tanks and airplanes into another country and expect people to sit back and say, ‘that’s okay’.”

    August 12, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  6. AMW

    Speaker Pelosi.....no one is listening to you. Your ratings are below those of President Bush. Your demands will most likely NOT be met! Just like your chosen candidate will NOT be elected!

    August 12, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. Maggie

    This woman is a hypocrite and i hope see gets kicked out of her position. People like her should not trusted. Get rid of her, Obama and Howard Dean and you will that the democratic party would be a better one with Hillary Clinton leading the way in November.

    August 12, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. John Boom

    Did Russia or Georgia get permission by the UN to fight this war? Why is no one calling for their leaders resignations over this? Why are not US college professors who called for Bush to be impeached over the same thing not calling for Putin to step down? The hypocrasy is incredible.

    August 12, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. The DNC is Corrupted

    This woman is a joke. She has zero credibility. I read an article recently that says she is the most powerful woman in our government...please! Hillary is the most powerful and she's not even the house speaker.

    She is jealous of Hillary's popularity – probably scared of her like Obama is.

    August 12, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Carol

    What, exactly, does this woman do for a living?

    Has she ever accomplished anything? This is a long 100 hours or hundred days, or hundred whatever, in which she promised she would make so many changes.

    I've never seen any evidence of her doing anything.

    August 12, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. Ajay Jain TX, USA

    Now one question for Pelosi is WHAT did we (Bush – Chenney) do in a soveriegn country like IRAQ?

    Obama – Clinton 08

    August 12, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  12. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    That noise you hear is not the world clapping but the world laughing. Your country has been morally bankrupt for the past 8 years and no one seems to recognize it. If the Bush/Cheney/McCain buffoons think they are scaring Russia someone should suggest they think again if thinking is within the limited scope of these idiots.

    August 12, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  13. J.D.

    I'm pushing for a Russian cease fire as well. I think the Russians' care about my call for a cease fire as much as Nancy Pelosi's.

    August 12, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. Reality check #1

    Pelosi has lost the respect of Americans, how does she think she can do anything with the Russians?

    August 12, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. Lili, FL

    You interrupted your vacation for this, but not to help your country energy crisis??

    Nice going lady!

    August 12, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. anonymous

    People have you forgotten, you do not have to vote for Republican nor Democrat. That is why they have write in's. Vote Independent for one of the leaders you think is most qualified. I think and many people I know will do that, then hopefully enough people will elect an Independent and to heck with the bickering Democrats and Republicans.

    August 12, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. Celebrity for Peace

    Her voice is meaningless .... all she has done is pander to Bush Inc. since becoming Speaker of the House.

    August 12, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. J.C.

    "Speak Softly But Carry a Big Stick" – Theodore Roosevelt

    President Reagan did just that and USSR collapsed in 1991.
    Putin rose in 1999.
    What role did we play in helping Russia between 1991 and 1999?

    August 12, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. mario

    AS LONG AS THEY MAKE SURE THERE ARE REAL ISSUES OF CONSERVATION AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY INFUSED IN THIS VOTE i WILL BE OK WITH IT, BUT TO VOTE TO DRILL AND ONLY TO DRILL...WILL BE A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY...I SUGGEST REFUSING TO VOTE UNLESS BOTH SIDES ARE COVERED INT HE BILL WITH AND EMPHASIS ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY DEVELOPEMENT

    August 12, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. ade

    McCain voted for the invasion of Iraq, and wants the occupying force of America to stay there for another years. It is therefore hypocroitical for him to condemn the same type of evil action by Russia when Russian has not been there for 6days

    August 12, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  21. Susan

    McCain wants us all to run out and put Bombshelters in our backyards! I might have to do that if he wins, because sure as you are standing, he will start World War III!

    August 12, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  22. AK in LA

    Take for facelift and bugger off lady!

    August 12, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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