Lieberman doesn’t know where Pelosi’s getting this ‘misled’ thing from…
…he’s been getting briefings from them for decades, with no complaints: See also here, here, & here. Ed Morrissey heard laughter in the above: I’m not as sure, but if it is there it’s both understandable and justified. Joe Lieberman’s taken a lot of garbage from Pelosi’s ideological cohorts over the years, and even though he’s easily given better than he’s gotten the thought of | Read More »
Strictly business, Madam Speaker.
A pair of stories (HT: Hot Air Headlines, here and here) illustrate the sudden appearance of troubles for the Speaker of the House rather neatly. First, the general: Democrats: CIA is out to get us Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques in order to deflect attention and blame away from itself. and now, the specific: | Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
MSM Misses Point on Freedom Memos
The recent release by the Obama administration of memos addressing interrogation methods has the media up in arms. Their indignation is simply a waste of ink, effort and liberal intelligence. All their release has proven is that Bush and his administration kept Freedom right here at home. These Freedom Memos overwhelmingly indicate great care was taken in reviewing current law and treaties as well as internationally | Read More »
Getting a Laugh Out of Waterboarding
Jon Stewart must be an incredibly sick individual to work so hard to get laughs out of something he considers to be torture. And his audience too, must be awfully sick to find so much humor in it: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c We Don’t Torture thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor
Proposal for Pres. Obama: Torture We Can All Believe In
Dear Pres. Obama: Especially since your man for the CIA has been taking a pounding over which interrogation methods he would support, I thought you would find a definition of torture helpful. In a word, if journalists volunteer for it, it’s not torture. A veritable parade of journalists volunteered to be waterboarded just for the experience and to get a good story. They knew, a | Read More »
Day 1461: Holder’s testimony justifies limited preemptive pardons [UPDATED]
Obama’s “looking over shoulder” assurances not withstanding [5:56 pm EST update: On a special Sunday edition on of FNC’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post echoed Gamecock’s call for preemptive pardons for those CIA agents and others involved in the waterboarding and the decision to waterboard KSM and two other al Qaida leaders that led to information that saved thousands of American lives. | Read More »