Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Can't Even Lie Well

OCCUPIED WASHINGTON – For years, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats criticized the Bush Administration for waterboarding prisoners in the war on terror. Very recently, it was revealed that Pelosi has known about the waterboarding for at least six years. She was briefed about it by CIA. In other words, Pelosi knew about and condoned waterboarding even as she publicly criticized it. Now, Nancy Pelosi is telling some of the dumbest lies ever told, even by a politician. Let's look at what Pelosi said, and see just how bad a liar she is. Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the Associated Press gives us this today (emphasis added): Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in the method's use. "We were told specifically that waterboarding was not being used," she told reporters, referring to a formal CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002. Keep that in mind as you read on. Pelosi says, above, that she was "specifically" told that "waterboarding was not being used." Uh huh, okay. Davis' AP story continues (number and emphasis added): Pelosi said (1) she subsequently learned that (2) other lawmakers were told (3) several months later by the CIA about the use of waterboarding. "I wasn't briefed, (4) I was informed that someone else had been briefed about it," she said. Let's look the six points that I numbered above. (1) Subsequently learned, eh? Pelosi admits, then, that she did know about waterboarding, regardless of whether it was the CIA that told her about it, and shortly after her CIA meeting. (2) She claims that other lawmakers were told by CIA about waterboarding (3) several months after her 2002 CIA meeting - the one in which, she claims, CIA told her that waterboarding wasn't being used. Question: Why would CIA tell her that it was not being used, but only a few months later tell other lawmakers that it was being used? Pelosi now claims (4) that she "was informed that someone else had been briefed about it." If that's the case, why didn't she run back to CIA and confront them with that, and demand that she get the same briefing as "someone else" had received? We can safely assume that she knew, from being told about the other person being "briefed about it," that she knew that waterboarding was being used. Again, why did she not delve into the matter and seek more information? More to the current point, why, six years ago, did she not publicly decry the practice? Pelosi admits that CIA told the truth about waterboarding to other lawmakers, but she claims that CIA mysteriously singled her out for exclusion. She offers no explanation as to why the CIA would tell "other lawmakers" but not her. As pointed out in the AP story by Davis, House Republican Leader John Boehner thinks Pelosi is, to put it politely, not telling the truth (my words, not AP's). AP quotes Boehner as saying, "When you look at the number of briefings that the Speaker was in and other Democrat members of the House and Senate, it's pretty clear that they were well aware of what these enhanced interrogation techniques were," and, "They were well aware that they had been used, and it seems to me that they want to have it both ways. You can't have it both ways." Not in real life, you can't, but were talking about Pelosi, a leader of the the Party of Pretend. It's an old joke by now that if a Republican is caught with his hand in the cookie jar, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party will both demand his resignation. But let a Democrat get caught red handed as he steals the purse of a woman he just raped in the middle of a busy intersection, and the Democrats will make excuses for him and do their best to let it pass. So, in real life having it both ways is usually not possible. In the Democrat Party, however, dreams come true, and often substitute for truth itself. Davis also reports in her AP story that "an official at the CIA neither disputed nor accepted the California Democrat's statements. Instead, George Little, a CIA spokesman, told The Associated Press: 'It is not the policy of this agency to mislead the United States Congress'." That's that CIA being overly diplomatic. The hidden (and probably intended) meaning is that Pelosi is out of her mind or lying, or both. CIA, a government agency, has to be diplomatic in their statements, especially about members of Congress. I don't have to so diplomatic, however, which why I have no problem opining that Nancy Pelosi is a lying, self-serving, two-faced whore of a hypocrite who couldn't lie her way out of a women's rest room without raising suspicion. If that's not blunt enough, drop me a line and I'll let you know how I really feel about the treasonous witch. UPDATED, MAY 15: CIA's Panetta Counters Pelosi Leave a Comment on our Guestbook CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter