Saturday, May 09, 2009

Pelosi knew about the interrogations

In defense of her knowledge of CIA interrogation techniques, Nancy Pelosi said,
I was briefed on interrogation techniques the (Bush) administration was considering using in the future. The administration advised that legal counsel for both the CIA and the Department of Justice had concluded that the techniques were legal
Just how does madam Speaker think this is supposed to excuse her or let her off the hook? I would be more sympathetic if she had said she "was briefed on techniques the administration had used." But by her own admission, Ms. Pelosi knew in advance of the CIA's interrogation techniques!

My problem is not with the fact that the CIA used "enhanced interrogation techniques" on known terrorist murderers or that Speaker Pelosi knew of these techniques and allowed them to go forward. My problem is that Ms. Pelosi knew of these methods beforehand, and then after the fact, engaged in, or allowed fellow Democrats to push for a witch hunt which threatened to destroy the careers of, and possibly imprision, those who thought they were obeying the law!

I honestly don't understand how anyone with half a conscience could do what Ms. Pelosi and other Democrats appear to have done.

1 comment:

R-R-R said...

Truly amazing- Pelosi was caught lying red-handed... and she's STILL lying.

Of course, she had no objection to the use of EITs for almost 5 years- until she was Speaker in 2007 and the antiwar left raised it as an issue. Suddenly she's against it, and/or "knew nothing". And obviously willing to lie to the whole country to create a more favorable reality.

Apparently Obama and Pelosi forgot something: the CIA kills people... it's in their job description. Did they really think these killers were going to meekly take one for the team... when the team captain is a lying, incompetent, arrogant nebbish with no real-world experience and who told them they need to kiss his ring? - please

Pelosi is a no-talent hack who's made a lot of enemies. Going to be hard to BS her way out of this one- her approval rating was like 9% before this story even broke.