How Many Lies will Pelosi Take Before She Gets to the Tootsie Roll Center of a Tootsie Pop or the truth on Waterboarding
The age old question has been, how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop. Nancy Pelosi is taking a page from that classic commercial when it comes to telling lies regarding her knowledge of waterbaording. By the way, the answer is three. By the way Nancy, how many lies does it take before you will get to to truth?
How many lies will Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tell this week as to her knowledge of waterboarding and when she knew it. At some point she just needs to come clean, take her medicine and admit the obvious truth. Pelosi has made a non-issue into a 2010 midterm campaign issue. As referenced at Sundries Shack, it would appear that Nancy Pelosi is going for the “Lying hat Trick”. It would appear that Pelosi’s most recent attempt at a fabrication was, that she couldn’t object in 2003.
This woman is second in line of succession to be President
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…
But there’s no dispute that on Feb. 4, 2003 — five months after Pelosi’s September meeting — CIA officials briefed Pelosi aide Michael Sheehy and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), then the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on the specific techniques that had been used on Zubaydah — including waterboarding.
Harman was so alarmed by what she had heard, she drafted a short letter to the CIA’s general counsel to express “profound” concerns with the tactic — going so far as to ask if waterboarding had been personally “approved by the president.”
According to the Pelosi confidant, Sheehy told Pelosi about the briefing — and later informed Pelosi, the newly elected minority leader, that Harman was drafting a protest letter. Pelosi told Sheehy to tell Harman that she agreed with the letter, the Pelosi insider said. But she did not ask to be listed as a signatory on the letter, the source said, and there is no reference to her in it.
So first Nancy Pelosi’s story was she knew nothing of waterboarding and that she had no knowledge of waterboarding and was never briefed, not a single time. Then the story changed to, well she knew that the Bush Administration thought it was legal and had not used it yet. Now we are told yet another whopper that Pelosi knew that waterboarding was being used in 2003 and did nothing about it.
So Pelosi’s position is now that she knew about waterboarding and did nothing about it? COWARD! If Pelosi had such a deep seated objection to waterboarding and torture, why did she stand up and object in 2003? Oh that’s tight, because she did so in order to respect “appropriate” channels. Unbelievable. There is nothing worse that someone who does not act on their beliefs. And this woman in second in line of Presidential succession. How scary a concept is that!
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.
“I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others — that’s what I think,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.
From Blue Crab Boulevard, Democrats: It’s Unfair When Our Whipping Boys Won’t Stay Whipped. By the way Nancy Pelosi, Don’t ask for investigations as it just might be you who is investigated. And such is now the case as the never ending spin from Pelosi has foreced Dems to looks ant what and when she knew as well.
UPDATE II: Congress and Waterboarding; Nancy Pelosi was an accomplice to ‘torture.’
Someone important appears not to be telling the truth about her knowledge of the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs). That someone is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The political persecution of Bush administration officials she has been pushing may now ensnare her.
Here’s what we know. On Sept. 4, 2002, less than a year after 9/11, the CIA briefed Rep. Porter Goss, then House Intelligence Committee chairman, and Mrs. Pelosi, then the committee’s ranking Democrat, on EITs including waterboarding. They were the first members of Congress to be informed.