Saturday, May 16, 2009

CIA: We told Pelosi the truth

The CIA fires back at Pelosi.

"As the Agency indicated previously in response to Congressional inquiries, our contemporaneous records from September 2002 indicate that CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, describing “the enhanced techniques that had been employed.”

Those two bits of information are important. Panetta is saying, his people briefed Congress on what the records said and those records say Pelosi had been briefed that waterboarding "had been employed". He's saying that Pelosi is flat out lying.

Pelosi fires back.

"My criticism of the manner in which the Bush Administration did not appropriately inform Congress is separate from my respect for those in the intelligence community who work to keep our country safe."

She might not have like the "manner" in which she was informed, but she now admits that she was informed by the Bush administration - at the time. The CIA memos back that up.

Bottom line - Pelosi has been caught red handed lying and playing politics with America's security. She should step down now.


"Hmm. Panetta is Obama’s guy, installed to prevent the CIA from launching attacks on the president. So this can mean only one thing: Nancy Pelosi is being given a taste of the White House Whipping Stick."

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