Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sounding Like Bill Clinton … I Did Not Have Knowledge of Waterboarding, Not A Single Time
Speaker Pelosi, Me thinks thou dost protest too much … And you are fabricating having knowledge of waterbaording.
Nancy Pelosi was for knowing about waterboarding before she was against it.
Nancy Pelosi states that she was never advised about waterboarding. Really? What about the 30 meetings and briefings with members of Congress on the subject since 2002 regarding enhanced interrogation techniques? If Democrats were ok with it back then, why now do they have such a problem with waterboarding and want to prosecuting Bush-era lawyers for justifying “enhanced” interrogation techniques? Party politics as usual and more change. Nancy Pelosi is either lying, ignorant, naive or just was not paying attention. Any one of the reasons makes her hardly fit to be Speaker.
The first such briefing dealt with the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, the Al Qaeda operations chief who ran the training camps in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11 hijackers were trained. Sources said California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, now the speaker of the House, attended the meeting with then-Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla. (who later became CIA director), and she did not raise any objections.
The briefings were given to the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees in the House and Senate until 2006. That could cover Sen. John Rockefeller, W.Va., and Rep. Jane Harman, Calif., both Democrats, as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, Kan., Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala., and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich., all Republicans.
Notice the Pelosi finger wagging denial, reminds us a bit of another’s denial that would later be proved to be a lie.
As far back as 2002 Nancy Pelosi was was told about enhanced interrogation techniques in graphic detail. From The Washington Post:
In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.
Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.
“The briefer was specifically asked if the methods were tough enough,” said a U.S. official who witnessed the exchange.
Former President Bill Clinton’s finger pointing denial of “not having sex with that woman” looks a bit like Speaker Pelosi’s denial.
Flopping Aces weighs in as well on the fact that Pelosi knew about waterbaording before she didn’t … Which proves she lied. Period.
Add waterbaording outrage to the long line of hypocrisy and lies from none other than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.