OH WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE WEAVE WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE
Nancy was briefed on the briefing, but she wasn’t formally briefed on the brief of the brief. That should clarify Nancy Pelosi’s comment.
What and when Speaker San Fran Nan knew that waterboarding was used as a form of harsh interrogation has turned into a full scale game of Chicken with the CIA.
The latest from the lips of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is that she is accusing intelligence officials of giving her “inaccurate and incomplete information” on the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics by the Bush administration.
Click on the pic of Pelosi to watch the stammering debacle called a new Conference where she is not very convincing and stammers throughout.
The good stuff starts at the 5:00 mark
In her first public comments on the matter since an intelligence report contradicted her recollections, Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters today that she was never told about the fact that waterboarding had been used on a terrorist suspect, even though terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah had been waterboarded a month before she was briefed on the subject in Sept. 2002.
“The only mention of waterboarding at that briefing was that it was not being employed,” Pelosi said, reading from a prepared statement. “Those briefing me in Sept. 2002 gave me inaccurate and incomplete information.”
Is Nancy Pelosi really going to pit her word against that of the CIA? Will it be as Jules Crittenden speculates, is Pelosi hedging her bet that the CIA will remain quiet, keeping its agents out of the limelight. Pelosi has told so many fabrications regarding this story that she is pot committed with no way out with a Jack high, unsuited. Does Pelosi really want to add more chips to the pot on a bluff when even MSNBC does not believe her?
Powerline asks the ultimate question in this mess that Nancy Pelosi has created, can she survive as Speaker?
QUESTION: You say that Mr. Sheehy did tell you, your staff did tell you.
PELOSI: He informed me that the briefing had taken place. … When — when — when my staff person — I’m sorry, the page is out of order — five months later, my staff person told me that there had been a briefing — informing that there had been a briefing and that a letter had been sent. I was not briefed on what was in that briefing; I was just informed that the briefing had taken place.
So — so let’s get this straight. The Bush administration has conceived a policy, the CIA comes to the Congress, withholds information about the timing and the use of this subject. They — we later find out that it had been taking place before they even briefed us about the legal opinions and told us that they were not being used. …
QUESTION: Madam Speaker, just to be clear, you’re accusing the CIA of lying to you in September of 2002?
PELOSI: Yes, misleading the Congress of the United States, misleading the Congress of the United States. I am.
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP …