Speaker Pelosi has a new excuse for not opposing waterboarding.
The Speaker of the House has come up with yet another reason for why she didn’t say anything about waterboarding at the time: Pelosi defense: couldn’t object in ’03 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned in early 2003 that the Bush administration was waterboarding terror detainees but didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The Pelosi | Read More »
Pelosi Travels to Iraq, Rewrites History
Nancy Pelosi made a surprise trip to Baghdad yesterday. And according to Alsumaria, she tried to rewrite the history of the debate over the U.S. role in Iraq: “The SOFA agreement is one that agreed between our two countries and as many of you know, I’m very opposed to the initiation of hostilities in Iraq and to this war in general. But when … once | Read More »
Does a Leftist’s Lies Matter? Pelosi-nocchio Says no Way!
There are classic lies. There’s “Mom, my invisible friend broke the window, not me.” Of course, we all have heard, “I didn’t see any cookies.” Then there’s that ever favorite, “No, officer, I didn’t know I was speeding.” And who can forget that time worn, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica.” But these days the American left has puffed itself up | Read More »
Pelosi a hypocrite and a liar on waterboarding
I fully realize that “hypocrite” and “liar” are strong words to be throwing around, and I don’t do so lightly. But I don’t know what else to call it when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, having spent the last 18 months throwing a fit over the supposed criminality of Bush administration interrogation techniques and how Congress was never told about the “atrocities”, is flat out contradicted | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Needs to Step Down [Updated]
Surprise, surprise. Nancy Pelosi was for enhanced interrogation techniques before she was against them. This damning coverage by Fox News (hat tip to Redstate’s Moe Lane who wrote about this in an excellent column) reports that the CIA claims that Pelosi was briefed in 2002 about waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques, which directly contradicts her previous story where she claims that she was not | Read More »
The Speaker changes her story AGAIN.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) John Feehery, in the process of pointing out five reasons why we’re not dead yet as a party, noted this little comment by our illustrious Speaker of the House: “It is important for us to have a strong Republican Party,” Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tauntingly told a press conference on April 23. “And I hope that the next | Read More »
Pelosi. Knew. [Bumped.]
[UPDATE] You’d think that they thought that none of this would ever come out. —– (See also Aaron Gardner’s RedHot on this topic.) Pelosi knew about the waterboarding. She knew all along. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu | Read More »
Nancy Pelocchio The Liar – No Surprise
With each passing day pictures of Nancy Pelosi have looked as if her nose were growing at an alarming rate. As it turns out the reason is that just as the beloved fictional character Pinocchio, when Pelosi lies her nose grows…..or at least her spin on the lie grows. Several weeks ago when the Obama administration released the CIA memos revealing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Nancy | Read More »
Harman Letter Exposes Pelosi’s Waterboarding Hypocrisy
The American people have good reason to question the leadership qualities of the sunshine patriots of the Democratic party – those whose views on national security are wholly dictated by the mood of the times. They clearly include people like Nancy Pelosi, who was repeatedly briefed on the methods for interrogating detainees, but never raised any concerns she may have had. She was content to | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi promised to “Drain the Swamp” in Washington but apparently that doesn’t include the protected species of Democrats.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Nancy Pelosi promised to “Drain the Swamp” in Washington but apparently that doesn’t include the protected species of Democrats. As the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi promised to “Drain the Swamp” after more than ten years of Republican rule in Washington. Now it appears that Nancy Pelosi is actively working to block federal investigations of corrupt democrats in Congress. The Washington | Read More »
Anti-corruption groups want PMA probe.
This will do. For a start. Via Geraghty: Watchdog Groups Join Calls for PMA Probe House Democratic leaders face new pressure from four watchdog groups usually allied with them to open an investigation into the ties between three powerful Democrats and the now-defunct lobbying firm The PMA Group. Democracy 21, Common Cause, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG on Thursday called on the House Committee on | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Was Briefed On Waterboarding But Says She Didn’t Inhale
One of the occupational hazards of partisan politics is attacking the other side for something people on your own side knew about or participated in. Of course, that’s politics; but it becomes a serious problem when you raise the rhetorical temperature to the point of calling your political opponents war criminals … and it turns out your own people knew about the “war crimes” and | Read More »
Of *course* ‘Leaders balk at setting up truth panel.’
‘Truth’ is precisely what the Democrats don’t want right now. Senate Democratic leaders oppose the immediate establishment of a “Truth Commission” to probe harsh interrogation tactics as they face pressure to reveal what they knew of practices the Obama administration has since labeled “torture.” While nearly all Democrats this week backed the creation of a special commission to probe the causes of the financial crisis, | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Tries to Have It Both Ways
According to Glenn Thrush at the Politico: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing. Pelosi says she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using waterboarding — but that they never followed through on promises to inform her when they actually began using “enhanced” interrogation techniques So she | Read More »
Interrogation Techniques Round-Up – Democrat Leaders Briefed 30 Times!
Update: The Tale of Two Headlines ~ Both from Politico ~ Pelosi: I Didn’t Know About Waterboarding Quote: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing.Pelosi says she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using waterboarding — but that they never followed through on promises to inform her | Read More »