Time has this moment of clarity from Senator Kit Bond, who must wonder where the media’s common sense went yesterday. Why would the CIA call a briefing to discuss waterboarding to say they weren’t going to use it? Since Time blocks embedding, I’ll use MS-NBC’s embed of the entire video, but the money quote comes at the 6:45 mark, but you’ll be plenty entertained by then.
BOND: I’ve been in briefings, and they don’t have briefings to tell you the techniques they’re not going to use. [Laughter]
Q: That’s a really good way of putting it.
BOND: That dog doesn’t hunt. [Laughter]
Watch the whole clip. Bond explains clearly why the CIA would never flat-out lie to the people who control their pursestrings, which Joe Scarborough knows from his time on the Hill. Not only does Bond rip Pelosi, so does the entire MS-NBC panel. By the time this ends, they’re all laughing at Pelosi’s latest story.