Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

I’ve not much of a Pelosi fan. But has anyone noticed the CIA is pushing the fact Democrats; especially her, had been briefed regarding “enhanced interrogation tactics” and Pelosi is stating she was never told about waterboarding or that it had already been done? Then they come out and say the same damn thing again without offering any proof to contradict her assertion?

And the media is going to point to this glaring ommision when? Or are they just going to let those who tortured get away with restating something as an effort to make her look like a liar, when maybe it says the exact opposite?

Nancy Pelosi needs no help when it comes to looking like a liar.

But the CIA also needs no help when it comes to not only looking like liars, and thugs, and bullies, cherry picking the least accurate information, blowing their own agent’s covers, and being inept in the worst way. For this we have a long Bush family/Cheney-influenced CIA history to thank.

Makes me wish Barack had followed my suggestion: appoint Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson to oversee and straighten out the CIA. Or just deep six the CIA if we’re not going to straighten them out: they’re more dangerous to our nation’s security than anything else.

By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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RS Janes
15 years ago

Ken, I’m no Pelosi fan either, but she has stated on many occasions that she was briefed on POTENTIAL interrogation techniques, but never told they were operative. She also claimed she opposed such ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ but the objections were dismissed by the Bush Regime thugs. There’s also that long letter from Sen. Jay Rockefeller to Dick Cheney opposing Bush’s torture programs. Both were constrained from making public statements because the material was classified — to reveal it would have sent them to jail. (Of course, it doesn’t work the same way for Bush Republicans — the outting of a covert CIA agent, a crime under the Espionage Act, was never enforced by the GOP-dominated Congress.)

I think there should be an independent Special Prosecutor (not Pat “Dang — Couldn’t Find Out Who Leaked Plame’s Name” Fitzgerald) named to investigate all of them, Dems and Repubs, and prosecute as needed. Of course, the Spanish judge may beat us to it — let’s see what his findings are on the role of Pelosi, Reid, and the other Dems who were secretly briefed on Cheney’s torture policy. He eventually got Pinochet; maybe he get these monsters as well.

As far as the CIA people involved, they’ll be excellent witnesses, along with the damning memos, to connect the Bush White House directly to illegal torture — just like a pack of Sammy Gravano’s putting John Gotti in jail for life.

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