Thursday, May 14, 2009
That sound you hear....Speaker Pelosi's death rattle
I sense the end is near for speaker Pelosi. When the obfuscation and denials sound as contorted as this, you know she's scrambling....and it's hilarious to watch....
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in its use.
"To the contrary ... we were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used," she told reporters, referring to a formal CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002.
Pelosi said she subsequently learned that other lawmakers were told several months later by the CIA about the use of waterboarding.
"I wasn't briefed, I was informed that somebody else had been briefed about it," she said.
So Pelosi's weak, hypocritical excuses for torture having taken place on her watch is either that she was misled by dastardly republicans, which makes her stupid and gullible since she should have been listening to the apolitical CIA and not the administration, or she was just plain derelict in her duties as a congressional leader by not attending briefings. Either way her days as Speaker should be numbered. Let's hope so.
I hope she's not counting on support from Obama once it's clear she lied. I think I hear the Hope-n-Change bus coming down the road like the grim reaper to collect Nancy's career.