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Is Nancy Pelosi Dizzy Yet?

Posted by cann0nba11 on May 14, 2009

Nancy Pelosi is a horrible liar.  I’d love to play poker with her just once. She berated the Bush administration for the use of torture, but now that we have learned that she knew about it years ago she’s singing a different song.

Allahpundit at sums it up nicely:

To refresh your memory of the timeline, there’s no dispute that she knew waterboarding was going on by February 2003, when one of her staffers went to a briefing on it and relayed the details to her. The question is simply whether she found out even earlier than that, in September 2002, after the CIA had started waterboarding Abu Zubaydah. Why does the timing matter? Um, it doesn’t: Even if it’s true that the CIA told her in 2002 that they were only thinking of using the technique, the very thought of it should have ignited her righteous progressive outrage. Instead, her defense here — I kid you not — is that by the time she learned they were waterboarding people in 2003, Jane Harman had become the ranking member on the intelligence committee and so, you know, it wasn’t Nan’s job anymore to speak up. Besides, she was too focused at the time on the big Democratic electoral turnaround … which wouldn’t happen for another three years. Make sure you watch at least to the part where she insists she doesn’t think she should have done more to stop the program. There’s that old activist liberal spirit! As Andy Levy says, “Nancy Pelosi’s lies are so transparent birds are slamming into them.”

In February on Rachel Maddow Pelosi offered her first stuttering denial:

  • “They did not brief us with these enhanced interrogations were taking place.”
  • “I can say flat out they never told us they were being used.”

On April 23, 2009 she offered a second stuttering denial:

  • “we were not told that water boarding ot any of these other enhanced interrogations were used.”

Then, after being outed by reality, on April 27, 2009 she changed her tune through the proxy of an aide, and we were told that Pelosi didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels.

There’s plenty more to read here and here. And here.  Or here.

For the sake of levity, let’s laugh it up. Here’s John Stewart giving Pelosi the once over.


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