POLITICS
10/02/2007 02:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pelosi And Hasselbeck Mix It Up Over Surge

"The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck tried to convince Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that the escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq was "a success."

During a discussion on the war, Pelosi asked the View-ers, "How much longer should our troops sacrifice their lives when the government of that country is not willing to make the political change necessary?"

But Hasselbeck interrupted. "How can you turn your head at the percentage of deaths that have gone down, when in the past, people have been quick to jump on? If there was a surge in deaths, they would say, 'this surge is a failure,' but now we're seeing a reduction in those civilian deaths. And we're giving them the space that they do need for that political change that is happening. In my mind, and I'm sure many others, that it a success."

Pelosi shot back, with loud applause from the audience, "Elisabeth, if I may, with all due respect, there's still a lot people dying."

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