May 24 2009
Well, we can all now clearly see how the recent – behind close doors – Congressional ‘investigation’ of the CIA briefings on enhanced interrogation went. Democrats are scrambling to end the discussion and move on before any more details come out:
Pelosi and leading Republicans have asked for the briefing memos to be declassified, each side seeming to think their release will vindicate its cause. And on Thursday, House Democrats blocked a Republican effort to form a special committee to investigate Pelosi’s allegation that CIA officials misled her.
But the speaker made clear yesterday that she does not intend to continue discussing the matter publicly. After a news conference devoted to the accomplishments of the Democratic Congress, she dismissed reporters’ questions about the controversy.
“I have made the statement I am going to make on this. I don’t have anything more to say about it,” she said before departing for a week-long trip to China.
If the CIA had misled Congress for President Bush to push the country into war we all know damn well this would be the largest show trial in Congressional history, swamping the Reagan Iran-Contra and Justice Clarence Thomas show trials. If Pelosi could prove her claims she would be doing nothing but dragging people up in front of the TV cameras in Congress.
But she and her Democrats are beating a hasty retreat with all speed. Which is all you need to know, all the liberal CYA reporting aside.