Nancy Pelosi and President Bush after their historic agreement to cover up and lie about waterboarding!
Satire By John W. Lillpop
Nancy Pelosi's "New Day in America" has earned her a rousing 11 percent approval rating from the American people. How's that for an overachieving dim wit from San Francisco?
Never one to rest on her laurels, Pelosi has put that 11 percent at risk with a series of misstatements and contradictions about what she knew, and when, regarding waterboarding and other EITs planned and or used by the CIA.
In her latest dilly, Pelosi tried to turn the tables by accusing the CIA of lying to Congress, including herself.
That lame-brained strategy caught the attention of CIA director Leon Panetta whom begged to differ.
As reported, in part, at Politico.com, Panetta let it be known that the CIA is not, and never has been, about lying to Congress:
"Let me be clear: It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values. 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.” Ultimately, it is up to Congress to evaluate all the evidence and reach its own conclusions about what happened."
Take that, Ms. Shrieker of the House!
Pelosi's ongoing struggles with transparency leave people of good will in an awful conundrum:
Whom do you trust? The embattled Speaker, or the Obama administration and its CIA director, the honorable and respected Leon Panetta?
Thankfully, there is another choice. Why not turn to a knowledgeable public figure whom is not aligned politically with either the Speaker or Team Obama?
Why not listen to Karl Rove whom is on record as saying that Pelosi is an "accomplice to torture"?
Who better to know the ins and outs of torture than the right hand man to George W. Bush, America's former torturer-in-chief?