Former CIA counterterror chief: Pelosi was briefed in 2002 about waterboarding and didn’t object

posted at 9:53 pm on April 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ah, I remember spending a solid month on this story back in spring 2009 when Obama and Cheney were having their war of words over enhanced interrogation. Porter Goss claimed that he and she were both briefed on waterboarding in September 2002 as members of the House intel committee, a hugely incendiary accusation given Pelosi’s status as Speaker and therefore an anti-torture liberal light. Pelosi contended that, in the NYT’s words, “the lawmakers were told only that the C.I.A. believed the methods were legal — not that they were going to be used.” Then, as the media turned up the heat on her, she accused the CIA of having misled her. (Why she waited to mention this until 2009, no one knows.) Then, when she started taking heat for smearing the CIA, she backed off and — ta da — blamed Bush instead. To this day, the questions of what she knew and when are still muddy.

According to Marc Thiessen, the new book from former CIA counterterror chief Jose Rodriguez purports to unmuddy it:

“We explained [at the September 4, 2002 briefing] that as a result of the techniques, Abu Zubaydah was compliant and providing good intelligence. We made crystal clear that authorized techniques, including waterboarding, had by then been used on Zubaydah.” Rodriguez writes that he told Pelosi everything, adding, “We held back nothing.”

How did she respond when presented with this information? Rodriguez writes that neither Pelosi nor anyone else in the briefing objected to the techniques being used. Indeed, he notes, when one member of his team described another technique that had been considered but not authorized or used, “Pelosi piped up immediately and said that in her view, use of that technique (which I will not describe) would have been ‘wrong.’ ” She raised no such concern about waterboarding, he writes. “Since she felt free to label one considered-and-rejected technique as wrong,” Rodriguez adds, “we went away with the clear impression that she harbored no such feelings about the ten tactics [including waterboarding] that we told her were in use.”

So we’re left with a “he said-she said” standoff? Not at all. Rodriguez writes that there’s contemporaneous evidence to back his account of the briefing. Six days after the meeting took place, Rodriguez reveals, “a cable went out from headquarters to the black site informing them that the briefing for the House leadership had taken place.” He explains that “[t]he cable to the field made clear that Goss and Pelosi had been briefed on the state of AZ’s interrogation, specifically including the use of the waterboard and other enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Time to declassify the cable, says Thiessen, especially after Pelosi swore up and down to the press three years ago that she didn’t know waterboarding was going on in 2002. Why it would be shocking that a Democrat would tolerate even the harshest of harsh interrogation less than a year after 9/11, with U.S. intelligence still unsure of what it was up against and desperate for leads on AQ bigwigs, I have no idea. Given O’s track record of replicating and even building on Bush’s counterterror policies, I have no doubt that he’d break his own policy on banning EIT if the CIA had a key suspect in a ticking-bomb plot in custody. In fact, precisely because Obama’s gone so far down the road of the Bushian approach, I wonder if Rodriguez’s book might spark a bit of newfound candor among Democrats about how they viewed EIT before the left started screaming about it. Even apart from the merits of the issue, from the perspective of pure venal self-interest, politics circa late 2002 were such that they’d naturally be inclined to side with Bush. They wouldn’t have wanted to be perceived as “soft on terror” before the midterms. Whether that affected Pelosi’s alleged consent to waterboarding, I don’t know, but she was the minority whip at the time and positioned to become leader if/when Dick Gephardt stepped down (as he soon did). Just another little wrinkle to this clusterfark.

Rodriguez, incidentally, has a new op-ed at WaPo tonight arguing that the path to Bin Laden’s door actually began years earlier when a detainee subjected to enhanced interrogation gave the CIA the pseudonym of Bin Laden’s courier, a key piece of info in tracking him down. That claim has been made for years; Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin, anticipating the release of Rodriguez’s new book, issued a statement about it this weekend insisting that EIT produced no information of value about the courier. (They’re also promising more info to come in a Senate Intelligence Committee report on this.) You’ll hear more about that in the next few days, I’m sure, as this heats up. Read the Rodriguez op-ed and the Feinstein/Levin memo for background now.

Here’s Rodriguez’s recent interview with “60 Minutes” in which he discusses the book, his time at the CIA, and destroying the videos of EIT of detainees. Exit quotation:

Lesley Stahl: Here’s what you write in your book. You took the president’s, the vice president’s silence on this to mean they were really relieved that you had taken this on yourself and had done it. That’s what you write.

Jose Rodriguez: Correct.

Lesley Stahl: There are people who feel what you did it as a coverup.

Jose Rodriguez: Everything that was on those tapes were authorized activities by the U.S. government. So there was nothing to cover up.



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F’n Bitch.

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:56 PM

F’n B!tch!

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:56 PM

The CIA routinely lie, right Nancy?

John the Libertarian on April 30, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Lyin’ B….

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Sorry AP..

Just venting.

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Jose Rodriguez: Everything that was on those tapes were authorized activities by the U.S. government. So there was nothing to cover up.

At which point the interview ended as Lesley Stahl’s head exploded.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

He just talked about this on Hannity. Quote: “She was either lying or confused”.

Buy Danish on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

She’s a despicable POS.

BallisticBob on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Its the KOOL_AID,

er,

the PELOSIUM Talking!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Seriously isn’t this old news?

CW on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Pelosi just thought that water boarding was a skin tightening procedure..

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

O/T…but this certainly is fun. Navy SEALs are slamming Obama about his end zone dancing re; OBL killing

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Wish we had more like him!

Barred on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Pelosi needs to be Scrutenized by the Scrutenizer!
(sarc).

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Seriously isn’t this old news?

CW on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

To you and me…yes…

To libs and others that listen to alphabet news….it’s breaking..

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Pelosi is a liar. Has always been a liar. Will always be a liar. You can count on it just as surely as the sun rising in the East.

jaime on April 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Nancy Pelosi: Briefed on Waterboarding
By Shannon Bell
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi didn’t know about the “torture” technique waterboarding being used by the CIA. Or did she? A Washington Post story from 2007 sites lawmakers who knew about the technique back in 2002 and did not disapprove; Nancy Pelosi was one of them. Read more, see photos and video below.
,,,

At the height of hypocrisy lies none other than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Being aware of waterboarding and other “harsh” techniques way back in 2002; and of course now crying for a “truth” commission to try and nail Bush administration officials.

It begs the question, what did Pelosi know, and when did she know it? The fact that she knew about waterboarding and other techniques is not the crime; her blatant hypocrisy and double standard is the crime. President Obama has opened up a can of worms by releasing the so called “torture” memos; worms I’m sure he wishes were back in the can.

http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=3799

CW on April 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Rodriguez adds, “we went away with the clear impression that she harbored no such feelings about the ten tactics [including waterboarding] that we told her were in use.”

Time to declassify the cable, says Thiessen, especially after Pelosi swore up and down to the press three years ago that she didn’t know waterboarding was going on in 2002.

Roger that.

ted c on April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

O/T…but this certainly is fun. Navy SEALs are slamming Obama about his end zone dancing re; OBL killing

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

beedubya:And John McCain has stepped into it as well,

‘The thing about heroes, they don’t brag’ @thehill!

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Jose Rodriguez: Everything that was on those tapes were authorized activities by the U.S. government. So there was nothing to cover up.

Boom!

ted c on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Pelosi just thought that water boarding was a skin tightening procedure..

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Electrongod:Lol,I’m certainly glad,its not a male procedure,haha!:)

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Navy SEALs are waterboarded as part of their training…

… you know, the guys that killed Osama Bin Laden, and Obowma’s new best buddies.

This was never “torture“, but thanks to Pelosi and the Left…

… the lie traveled around the world a hundred times before the truth could be spoken.

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

You darn right she is.

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Electrongod:Lol,I’m certainly glad,its not a male procedure,haha!:)

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Swimming pool…
Enough said.
:)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

You darn right she is.

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Warning label would be in order on that post :)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Agency briefings of members of Congress were almost always chock full of details (not about individual sources) but about the intel or product or program in question…and…as a rule…questions were encouraged, at least back in the day when I had to endure a few.

The entire point was not so much dog and pony but to make sure those members of the oversight committees or senior members were fully aware of the programs…as when budgets were discussed on the Hill, not a lot of written details were too often left lying about…but the voting members when it came to funding knew for certain what the programs were all about.

Last thing anyone on the ops end wanted was for some member of Congress who was on board to become a vocal opponent were it discovered that we had not been forthcoming with them.

As was argued three years or more ago, Pelosi was briefed. It was not a casual mention of something about waterboarding or using some kind of imagined enhanced interrogation…there were details.

Her saying CIA told her the most cursory stuff was a lie then, and remains a lie from Pelosi today.

Political expedience and the entire BushHitler garbage have cost this Nation dearly.

.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

He just talked about this on Hannity. Quote: “She was either lying or confused”.

Buy Danish on April 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Lying her butt off. She ain’t no shrinking violet and would have definitely pitched a fit if she didn’t like what was going on. These people are just evil.

arnold ziffel on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Seriously isn’t this old news?

CW on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Yes, it’s technically old news. But it’s worth revisiting since it’s pretty clear now that she lied her ass off in order to trash Bush and the Republicans, even if it meant undermining the US in the War on Terror. There’s a word for people like that. Benedict Arnold would be familiar with it.

Doughboy on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Warning label would be in order on that post :)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

You know me too well. ;)

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Oh..I see AP allowed my original first post come through…
:)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I always knew she was lying. Everyone knew she was lying, is a liar, and has no morals or values.

Never underestimate the dishonesty of a democrat.

BruthaMan on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

O/T…but this certainly is fun. Navy SEALs are slamming Obama about his end zone dancing re; OBL killing

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Do you blame them? It is absurd that Obama has been strutting around for the past week acting as if he was the first one off the helicopter and personally delivered the kill shot. It would be unseemly for any President but when you’re golfing up to 20 minutes prior to the operation it becomes even more strange to be dancing in the end zone.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Political expedience and the entire BushHitler garbage have cost this Nation dearly.

.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

The problem is, those in position to say shut up and sit down on our side won’t.

arnold ziffel on April 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

You know me too well. ;)

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Now…do I unplug the monitor and wait 5 minutes for the burned in image to dissipate..

Or do I shack it like and Etch-A-Sketch?

:)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Exhibit A as to why libs are despised. Make a rational point without trying to tick people off.

arnold ziffel on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

You darn right she is.

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

No way I’m clicking on that link, you like to put that nasty picture of her up.

RickB on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Fancy that,whats old is new again…er wait…..

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I caught a bit of Rush’s show today. He played a clip of Ms. Stahl’s horror that not only waterboarding but dietary manipulation in the form of Ensure was used on prisoners. There are a ton of senior citizens who will be shocked to find out that they are being tortured. Or maybe not.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

No way I’m clicking on that link, you like to put that nasty picture of her up.

RickB on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

RickB:Just think of England,crap,ok,the Flag then!(sarc).

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Granny McBotox — the evil queen of Congressional insider trading — is a shameless, corrupt hack. Shocka!

Rational Thought on April 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Isn’t this old news? I thought I read about this years ago, when Bush was still in office.

?????

JannyMae on April 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Obviously the CIA is sexist.

NotCoach on April 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM
————————————–

Swimming pool…
Enough said.
:)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Electrongod:Lol:)

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Navy SEALa …uh, Mr. President, you didn’t do shit to get OBL …

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Exhibit A as to why libs are despised. Make a rational point without trying to tick people off.

arnold ziffel on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Do liberals even understand the concept of civil discourse? I’m thinking they do not. We’ve got serious problems that need to be addressed and we’ve got a bunch of idiots on the left that are acting like a bunch of teenagers who have just been given a credit card “for emergencies only.” How do you work with these people?

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Dang it..how do you link stuff here?

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Yeah, we get it. Pelosi is a big, effing liar, but she’s YOUR big, effing liar.

JannyMae on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

The Know Your Power Queenie has serious problems. She is unethical, amoral, and immoral. She projects her own nasty motivations and behaviors on others and wouldn’t know what truth is even if she faced it head on.

Pelosi should have been ousted from Congress years ago. She is a disgrace to the nation, to women, and to the faith that she hypocritically claims to embrace.

I seriously ask whether she has mental problems. Her lying is pathological.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Now if Arrianna from HuffPuff calls her on it,
things(politicaly)might be looking up!!

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I give up…SEALs on Obama http://tinyurl.com/6uj6omr

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Now…do I unplug the monitor and wait 5 minutes for the burned in image to dissipate..

Or do I shack it like and Etch-A-Sketch?

:)

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I think that depends on your OS.

No way I’m clicking on that link, you like to put that nasty picture of her up.

RickB on April 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Nasty pictures of Princnez Nanzi? I didn’t know any existed! Honest! Besides, you have to click on the link to know what’s inside it.

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I have 2 points to make to the Democrats, Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg. Both were beheaded, around the same time we were waterboarding. Do either of these COngressmen really believe we’re the criminals here. KSM personally beheaded Daniel Pearl, as Rodriguez said, do you really believe someone like that is just going to answer your questions.

Perhaps, given the interviews and the statements by Obama, we should question him about the ticking time bomb and if he would authorize these techniques to get answers? If he really wants to play politics with the war on terror, perhaps the politics should be turned up, rather than down.

bflat879 on April 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

No, you’ll vote for the party that stabbed the President, Vice President, CIA, and military in the back in order to win back Congress and the White House. And once they did regain power, they promptly shut their holes and didn’t say a word as Obama went about using the exact same anti-terror programs they excoriated Bush for.

Doughboy on April 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Dang it..how do you link stuff here?

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Highlight your text in your your post that you want to be the link…
Click “Link” then delete the “http://” and paste your link.

Electrongod on April 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

heh..While your sarcasm is funny, aren’t you rather sad knowing full well that even though “libs” will stay with Hussein, the independents have already left him? It’s just you hardcore progressives and the media now. Well, and the obligatory black vote of course, but not enough to win…

Tim Zank on April 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Her lying is pathological.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I beg to differ.

Were it merely pathological, it could be excused…as a disease, an ailment, or condition.

It is intentional, developed, honed to a fine edge. Knowingly, By design.

Hence a greater danger and evil for all of us.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Politics: where the ability to lie is no liability.

The Bella Pelosi Rule.

profitsbeard on April 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Dang it..how do you link stuff here?

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Use the “link” thingy at the top of the comment box. Copy your url that you want to link, highlight your quote that you want linked, then click on “link”. When the box comes up paste your copied url into the link box and click on OK.

predator on April 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

What did Pelosi know? Not a thing.
When did she know that? All the time.

socalcon on April 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I want to highlight this text.

I want to highlight this text.

Include the quotation marks.

jaime on April 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Nasty Pelousy a Liar? Montebank, Cheat, Fraud, Chiseler, Political Hack and a Hypocrite?

Who knew? /Sarc

glcinpdx on April 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I caught a bit of Rush’s show today. He played a clip of Ms. Stahl’s horror that not only waterboarding but dietary manipulation in the form of Ensure was used on prisoners. There are a ton of senior citizens who will be shocked to find out that they are being tortured. Or maybe not.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Rodriguez’s matter-of-fact response to Stahl’s phony outrage was hilarious. He was absolutely non-plussed.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Cognitive dissonance, very disturbing. But normal for emerging senility.

jake49 on April 30, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Dang it..how do you link stuff here?

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

beedubya:This it,btw I’m sending it to tips!
============================================

http://nation.foxnews.com/navy-seals/2012/04/30/navy-seals-slam-obama-using-them-ammunition

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

You Lie!

TN Mom on April 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

beedubya on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Well, don’t click on that link.

I entered an anchor tag with a fake example of “sitename.com”, but it created a link, so don’t do that.

Just copy the site name from your browser, highlight the text in your comment you want to attach the link to, click the link button above the comment text area, paste your http:// link into the text box provided, click ok, and the anchor tag with your link in it will be placed in your comment.

jaime on April 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

How do you work with these people?

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

You just can’t. That is why “my friend across the aisle” makes me go ballistic. Libs are a threat, not a joke.

arnold ziffel on April 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Jose Rodriguez for CIA head in the Ro-money administration.

socalcon on April 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Hope he’s got super security !!
Have LOVED hearing him … nonplussed IS a great description.

pambi on April 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Do you think that she even realizes that she is lying? She has been living in a web of her own making for so long that even when she is caught in pure contradictions, she doesn’t bat an eye.

What really bothers me is that interviewers never call Pelosi on these contradictions. They allow her to brazen through with talking points and her own version of reality, shifting as it does over time.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

You Lie!

TN Mom on April 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Wasn’t that the name of the next village over from My Lai in Quang Ngai back in the day? :-)

Ya know, back in 2008 when McCain said Obama was a good and decent man…

We could have avoided a lot of this stuff had we had the guts to have been honest with each other.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

You’ll have to pardon Nancy-poo. Her mind hasn’t been tied to REALITY in years.

GarandFan on April 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

OMG- That is it, we libs are all going to vote for Sketch now.

Uppereastside on April 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

we would have to put you under oath…since all you progs do is lie, and there are never any consequences.

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I honestly believe she does know she is lying.

And I honestly believe she has to continue to lie, lest the entire house of cards collapse.

And I believe there are way too many enablers…for Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Geithner, especially Biden, did I mention Obama…who have skin in the game or are expectant of lavish praise, rewards, or a spot in history somewhere for being willing enablers.

I believe the old Leninist term for them is/was “useful idiots.” Always among the first to be purged when the time comes.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

The CIA War On Women must be stopped! Clearly this “Jose Rodriguez” guy is a racist, bigoted, 1%er, imperialist, greedy, racist, misogynist, climate-denier, homophobe racist that is a Koch and Foxnews puppet.

I’ve just reported “Jose Rodriguez” to The Truth Team, as should all of you. The lies he is spreading are simply un-American (and racist).

visions on April 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

OK, so the Wicked Witch of the West lied… Does this surprise anyone? As I am want to say regarding Nancy Pelosi, AKA the Wicked Witch of the West… Where the ell is Dorothy and that damned house of her’s…

SWalker on April 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Every time I see the words “Pelosi” and “briefed” I vomit. What was the article about again ?

Ah, yes, Pathological Pelosi caught lying again. Shocked, I tell ya, shocked.

viking01 on April 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

It’s true that a whole house of cards has been constructed. I hope that the winds of change (truth) begin to collapse it.

In a related topic, Boehner has given Issa a green light to cite Holder for contempt of Congress regarding Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, another Dem (can’t recall his name offhand) on the committee is calling this decision an election year witch hunt. How long has the committee been seeking answers and documents on this federally approved crime?

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

SWalker on April 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

A bucket of water should suffice…T’was that Wicked Witch of the East that was done in by the falling house. Hildabeast, beware.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin, anticipating the release of Rodriguez’s new book, issued a statement about it this weekend insisting that EIT produced no information of value about the courier. (They’re also promising more info to come in a Senate Intelligence Committee report on this.) You’ll hear more about that in the next few days, I’m sure, as this heats up.

We can always count on Demoncraps to stab our military in the back even if there is no reason for it !
Looks like DiFi and Levin want to send some documents to alqaeda and taliban

burrata on April 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Pelosi was briefed in 2002 about waterboarding and didn’t object

…waterboard the beach!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

What is also bothersome (not a strong enough word) are the amoral idiots in Congress who are privy to sensitive information and who have no qualms about playing power politics at the expense of our national security. There has to be a special place in Hades for their kind. (Where would Dante have relegated them?)

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM

waterboard the beach!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Can’t do that. Detailed explanation found here.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

A bucket of water should suffice…T’was that Wicked Witch of the East that was done in by the falling house. Hildabeast, beware.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Which undoubtedly explains her aversion to water-bording…

SWalker on April 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

when??

jimver on April 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

waterboard the beach!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

aww, how irreverent :-)…

jimver on April 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

If you listen to Leslie Stahl you would think she is interviewing someone who used mid-evil torture techniques on the enemy. It’s amazing the she and so many others would side with terrorists over American lives.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Not gonna go into exactly what she attracts…

It don’t smell like rose petals.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Hey, she is a very attractive woman.

Towash on April 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Purtiest zombie that ever walked.

viking01 on April 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

It’s amazing the she and so many others would side with terrorists over American lives.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Why is it amazing? they are Marxist’s and hate America because it is not a Marxist Utopia.

SWalker on April 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Ugh,I forgot about this,Pelosi’s excuse,she was in Iraq fighting!!

PELOSI – “I WAS FIGHTING A WAR IN IRAQ”
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac_oTbglg5c

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Wait, what? Pelosi lied about something?

MTF on April 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Just because she was in the room doesn’t mean she was in the meeting.

sMack on April 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Besides, she is morally superior. Let’s not forget that.

MTF on April 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

PELOSI – “I WAS FIGHTING A WAR IN IRAQ”

canopfor on April 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

She cannot stand being upstaged by some young punk kid from Chicago/SoCal/Hawaii/Kansas/Kenya. After all…he killed bin Laden.

And that Hillary woman personally won the war in Bosnia, dodging sniper fire and everything…(so why are we still there?)

So, it stands to reason why Pelosi would proclaim she fought a war in Iraq.

Reid, poor guy, can barely remember his war…Tippecanoe, was it?

And Biden…still can’t fight his way out of a paper bag.

And Clinton…would love to play that old Cold War game once again. Hide the Missile in the Silo.

For claiming they are the Party of peace, and diversity and tolerance…they sure do love being at war…war on poverty and all the rest.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Just curious, AP, shouldn’t I at least get a tip of the hat?

And no, I am not after your job, or Captain Ed’s, or…I have enough to do do as it is now.

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

She’s as dumb as a rock and everyone knows it.

Hummer53 on April 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

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