Thursday, April 23, 2009

What Did Nancy Know and When Did She Know It?

Nancy Pelosi is advocating a "truth" commission to investigate allegations that Bush Administration and CIA officials engaged in the "torture" of terror suspects to glean information to prevent future attacks.

Fine. Let her be the first one to testify UNDER OATH about what she was briefed on back in 2002.

According to this 2007 story in the Washington Post, Pelosi and other congressional leaders got a "virtual tour of
overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk."

Money Q:
Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

Pelosi is now denying any knowledge that waterboarding was being used against terror suspects.

So let her deny it UNDER OATH. If she did not object to what she and other Democrats are now declaring was "torture," why didn't she? And if she lies about what she heard at the briefing, she should be prosecuted for perjury.

You know, or not.

The angry left remains furious that the Obama Administration is dragging its feet on prosecuting Bush era officials for attempting to protect the country.

Obviously, Pelosi is trying to placate these lunatics, but she won't succeed. And she certainly won't put herself in legal jeopardy by agreeing to testify about what she knew and when she knew it under oath.

She's gotten herself into something of a pickle. And it couldn't happen to a more deserving and conniving politician.

UPDATE: And she won't be the only one to regret this dangerous foolishness.

UPDATE II: I see others have noticed the same Washington Post story, I did. One of the writers, Joby Warrick, started at the Daily Times. Nice job, Jobe.


Anonymous z said...

whenever someone says the words "I repeat..." they are lyin' like a rug. Nancy pelosi: "We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used." She added that she had been told there was a legal memo that said they could be used, but not that they had.

April 24, 2009 at 5:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't it seem strange that the democrats are bending over backwards to be fair with the terrorist at Guantanamo Bay and at the same time trying to lynch the Bush addministration? Just who side are they on?

April 24, 2009 at 6:54 AM 

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