Sometimes listening to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can be torture. It is right now as she tries to explain what the CIA did or did not tell her about torture policy or practice.  She says that she was not briefed about actual use.  The Republicans are trying to make a big deal about her supposed knowledge of the use of torture. However, what difference does it make?

Torture is a crime. It is a violation of our treaty obligations. We engaged in torture.  The only question is who should be held to account and to what extent.

Whether Ms. Pelosi knew of actual or only intended use is of no consequence. Whatever the Republicans think she should have done about it applies in either case.


As the Republicans push this diversion, thinking that somehow inaction by Pelosi excuses their defense of torture, they are just prolonging their losing strategy ofdefending actions that are against American values and against the law.

Tags: CIA, Pelosi, Republicans, torture (all tags)



I disagree....

Pelosi is allowing the Republicans to divert and distract, and to make statements like

"We Republicans support the Intelligence Community, it's what has kept us safe SINCE 9/11"...

Now, leave alone the mind-fuck of that statement, what does ring is

Democrats DON'T want to keep us safe.

The other thing to see is the tightrope Pelosi is walking, and that is why I think all our Obama bashers, that HE is stopping bringing to justice those who I ALSO believe are criminals are misguided.

Pelosi is only the tip of the iceberg of Democratic Pols who want this buried.

Jay Rockefeller, Diane Feinstein, and plenty of others DON'T want us to know who knew when and why....

Pelosi is clearly handeling this poorly, but it just shows what a minefield this is for all of them, because the Republicans trapped them right after 9/11, got them ALL to sign off...

by WashStateBlue 2009-05-15 06:03AM | 0 recs

I have always hated to see her in front of the cameras.   She is horrible.   This is no exception.   The more she talks the worse it gets.

Hopefully Obama will announce his Supreme pick very quickly and squash this news story.

by RichardFlatts 2009-05-15 12:01PM | 0 recs
You poor slob...

You want soooo badly to be proven right, you thrash and proclaim it's over at any event...

The sad little PUMA that cries wolf.

You will still be whining, it's over, when Obama leaves office in 2016....

by WashStateBlue 2009-05-15 08:45PM | 0 recs
by WashStateBlue 2009-05-16 08:17AM | 0 recs


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