Thursday, May 21, 2009

Of Course The Dems Don't Want A Pelosi Inquiry

When the Speaker of the House and the person second in the presidential succession line accuses the CIA of lying to her and lying to Congress and the American people “all the time,” her charges ought to be investigated.

She should testify publicly under oath and CIA reps should do likewise.

But today the AP reports - - -

House Democrats on Thursday defeated a Republican push to investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claims that the CIA misled her in 2002 about whether waterboarding had been used against terrorism suspects.

The House voted 252-172 to block the measure that would have created a bipartisan congressional panel. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, sponsored the resolution.

"This is partisan politics and an attempt by the Republicans to distract from the real issue of creating jobs and making progress on health care, energy and education," said Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami. …

"To have this charge out there and not have it resolved I think is damaging to our intelligence efforts, and certainly will have a chilling effect on our intelligence professionals around the world," said House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney also stepped into the debate.

In a speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Cheney said Pelosi and other lawmakers had been briefed on the interrogation techniques on "numerous occasions." …

The AP’s entire story’s here.

Folks, it’s precisely because Pelosi and other leading Dems in Congress were briefed in 2002 and 2003 on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques that they now don’t want an inquiry that will reveal what they knew and when they knew it.

If that were to happen, how could the Dems play politics with our national security over what they call “torture?”


Anonymous said...

Pelosi, by her own admission, was more concerned about electing Democrats to Congres than she was in really questioning what she was being told by the CIA. And now,her allies in Congress will reward her efforts by blocking any attempt to question her or those other members of Congress who are now so vehement about what they consider to be torture but who could not raise a concern when briefed on what techniques could be used, and then later were used. Is it any wonder that so many are cynical about the elected leaders of this country?