Syria is on the United States government's official list of state sponsors of terror. It has killed political leaders in Lebanon and virtually controls that country. It has infiltrated both arms and men into Iraq to kill American and Iraqi soldiers and terrorize the Iraqi citizenry. The current Syrian state's governmental structure was founded in emulation of Hitler's Germany.
Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Syria next week as part of a tour of the middle east. That comes after Democratic senators John Kerry, Christopher Dodd, and Bill Nelson also dropped by recently to pay their respects. Sen. Nelson even announced that he believed President Bashir Asad could be a help in stabilizing things in the region.
This is appeasement.
There are some Democrats in congress who see Syria for the evil regime that it is and who would never make a goodwill trip there but far more common are those like the above. They are cozying up to an enemy of the nation that they serve. This is Public Occurrences.