It's amazing to me- it appears she can't stop, even if she wanted to. Some disorder, perhaps?
Pelosi was, of course, caught lying red-handed by the CIA's recent release of documents. These disproved her repeated insistence that she had "never" been briefed regarding CIA waterboarding of terrorists.
Now that's been exposed as a pile of hooey, the House Speaker's new-and-improved version is that she was only informed that the Bush Administration was "considering" using water-boarding and other techniques... and that they (EITs) were notbeing used yet.
But even this lame paltering is at odds with the CIA memo dated to September 4th, 2002 that says Pelosi received a "briefing on EITs, including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities and a description of particular EITs that had been employed."
Now we learn that a top aide to Pelosi, Michael Sheehy, attended a CIA briefing in early 2003in which it was made clear that waterboarding and other harsh techniques were being used in the interrogation of an alleged al-Qaeda operative, according to documents the CIA released to Congress last Thursday. I guess "she was never briefed" then, either... Mr Sheehy was. But the likelyhood that she never discussed what Sheehy was told approximates 0%. Such specious behavior is short of full and sincere good-faith disclosure, to say the least.
Of course, Nancy Pelosi raised no objection to any of the EITs employed by the CIA for almost five long years- until she was Speaker in 2007 and the antiwar left raised it as an issue. Suddenly then, and in the run-up to the 2008 presidential campaign, she's strongly opposed to harsh interrogations, considers waterboarding to be a crime, and/or "knew nothing" about it's previous use- and even went so far as to feign disgust with the Bush Administration for employing such techniques. The sad truth is that Pelosi is obviously willing to lie to the whole country to create a more favorable reality, to answer questions disingenuously, and to intentionally mislead the public- of that there is little doubt.
And apparently Obama and Pelosi forgot a little something: the CIA kills people... it's in their job description. Did these two really think these killers were going to meekly take-one-for-the-team... when the team captain is a lying, incompetent, arrogant nebbish with no real-world experience... who has basically told them they need to kiss his ring? -please
Pelosi is a no-talent hack who's made a lot of enemies. Going to be hard to jive her way out of this one. This is, of course, the very same Nancy Pelosi that told CNN that "there's no pork in the stimulus bill" and that if it wasn't passed, America would "lose 500 million jobs a month". I wonder what color the sky is in her world. And it's going to be amusing to watch how the MSM and the rest of the self-righteous left attempt to cover-up her most recent blatant lies- there is precious little gray area for them to play with here.
Bottom-line is that Queen Nancy's been busted... and that Barack Obama kicked an ant-hill with his ill-advised and politically-motivated release of the Bush Administration's EIT memos.
Let's have some hearings and get it all out there- shall we? Then watch and see how all the rats scatter that were well-aware of what was going on, and condoned it with their silence for five years... but subsequently demonized George W Bush for such techniques when the interrogations were made public.