May 16 2009
It is hard to believe such an incompetent person is 3rd in line for the Presidency, but here again we have Nancy (“I’m Am Not A Torture Supporter”) Pelosi making an incredible fool of herself.
She went out on a high voltage limb yesterday when she claimed the CIA was lying (misleading)to Congress on water boarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques. The CIA has shot back a full broadside from their files that show “Congress” was briefed 40 times on the matter!
But even that statement is at odds with the official record of the briefings recorded in the CIAÂ memo dated to Sept. 4, 2002. That memo says Pelosi received a “briefing on EITs (enhanced interrogation techniques), including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities and a description of particular EITs that had been employed.”
Pelosi is just one of 65 lawmakers who received 40 briefings dealing with the subject. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., for instance, was repeatedly briefed, as was Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who took over Pelosi’s spot on the House Intelligence Committee.
In addition, from the beginning of the program in 2002 until it became public in the fall of 2006, the House held 13 votes to authorize intelligence funding at which time no one objected or demanded changes to any intelligence programs.
It has become clear Pelosi did not stay engaged in this critical national security topic. Only a short time after 9-11 she disengaged, and started sending staffers to the briefings (who she admits told her of the water boarding).
So how can a woman who only attended one or two briefings have any standing to make the claim the CIA misled Congress? By her own admission she was not at the briefings! She is madly slinging mud, but all of its is reflecting back onto her insane Bush Derangement Syndrome. Even the true blue democrat head of the CIA is publicly challenging Pelosi.
The woman is unstable. She has made unfounded claims of felonies in order to try and retain her faux image as an opponent of actions she condoned. Not once did she raise a red flag. Congress can put a stop on just about anything with a wave of a pen if they want to. She could also have asked for more information, she could have dove into the matter instead of walking away.
The fact is clear, Nancy Pelosi is misleading the country. She is the one lying. Pot, meet Ms Kettle.