Friday, May 8, 2009

Nancy Pelosi lied

Notwithstanding her denials, notwithstanding her public rejection of torture and "enhanced interrogation techniques", notwithstanding her posturing, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah in September 2002, according to a report prepared by the Director of National Intelligence’s office".

The story goes on:

"The report, submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee and other Capitol Hill officials Wednesday, appears to contradict Pelosi’s statement last month that she was never told about the use of waterboarding or other special interrogation tactics. Instead, she has said, she was told only that the Bush administration had legal opinions that would have supported the use of such techniques. The report details a Sept. 4, 2002 meeting between intelligence officials and Pelosi, then-House intelligence committee chairman Porter Goss, and two aides. At the time, Pelosi was the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. The meeting is described as a “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of particular EITs that had been employed.” EITs stand for “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a classification of special interrogation tactics that includes waterboarding."

Of course, Pelosi is the feminist who "neutrally" urged the woman candidate with the most primary votes to drop out of the presidential race. And, Pelosi is the "anti war" representative elected speaker in 2007, who still doesn't support a war funding cut off. Another disappointment.

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