View Full Version : CIA Proves Pelosi Was Fully Briefed On Waterboarding

05-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Female dog. (http://joshuapundit.blogspot.com/2009/05/cia-proves-pelosi-was-fully-briefed-on.html)

Back when the subject first came up, Dem speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi originally said she was never briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding, even though she was a member (don't laugh) of the House Intelligence Committee and sat in on the super-secret briefings after 9/11 where waterboarding and enhanced interrogation techniques were discussed and approved. Under pressure, she finally admitted she heard a little something about waterboarding but claims not to remember exactly what she heard ... although other Congressmen who were in the same briefings recalled things very differently.

Unfortunately, the CIA just released documents that show Pelosi knew all about it...and approved it. Whoopsie...

Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.

In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The memo, issued by the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency to Capitol Hill, notes the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered "EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah." EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique. Zubaydah was one of the earliest valuable al-Qaeda members captured and the first to have the controversial tactic known as water boarding used against him. {...}

The new memo shows that intelligence officials were willing to share the information about waterboarding with only a sharply closed group of people. Three years after the initial Pelosi-Goss briefing, Bush officials still limited interrogation technique briefings to just the chairman and ranking member of the House and Senate intelligence committees, the so-called Gang of Four in the intelligence world.

In October 2005, CIA officials began briefing other congressional leaders with oversight of the intelligence community, including top appropriators who provided the agency its annual funding. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam and an opponent of torture techniques, was also read into the program at that time even though he did not hold a special committee position overseeing the intelligence community.

I wonder...is Pelosi that clueless that she thought the CIA was going to take the fall all by themselves? So much for the most ethical Congress in history.

On the plus side, this may likely end any fantasies congressional lunatics like Patrick Leahey, Henry Waxman, and John Conyers had about bringing ex-Bush Administration officials in the dock and trying them.There would be far too many prominent Democrats on trial with them.

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Puking similie.

Lying female dog.

05-09-2009, 12:12 PM
I always found it amusing she thought she'd get away with that horseshit.

"I never knew anything!!!" :rolleyes:

05-09-2009, 06:53 PM
The spin machine is already in full cycle on this one. I'm loving some of the horse shit their trying to come up with to get her ass outta this one.

05-11-2009, 01:12 AM
This ranks up there with the no WMD's argument, however there are countless quotes from prominent Democrats including the then sitting president saying Saddam's WMD program needed to be stopped. These people will look you in the eye, say something, you call the on it, then they'l look you in the eye and claim they didn't say what they said.