Jon Stewart does in 3 minutes and 28 seconds what a full Congressional hearing on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques would not be able to do. Stewart shows Nancy Pelosi for the total liar and fraud that she is.
Democrats are just as responsible for waterboarding or any of the so called enhanced interrogation techniques approved by attorneys and officials of the Bush administration. (see video)
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Oh it is to laugh! Pelosi knew. They all knew! This sudden outrage against torture from Mr. Obama and Democrats and these calls for hearings and investigations are purely partisan post Bush bashing.
And of course Democrats are going to find people like former FBI agent Ali Soufan, who appeared Wednesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating torture allegations. Soufan boosted Democrats’ claims that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics didn’t work. (see story)
Soufan’s testimony, like former CIA Officer Mary McCarthy who leaked classified information to the media about existence of secret CIA prisons used by the Bush administration while she was yet in the service of the Bush administration, shows the constant undermining that Bush administration faced. These Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearings are but an extension of anti-Bush sentiment plus they are an attempt to discredit Bush policies even to the present day.
The bottom line is Democrats demanded to be treated as co-equals to the Bush presidency and President Bush acquiesced to accommodate their wishes. Democrats were briefed on all the major Bush decisions and Ms. Pelosi was briefed on waterboarding as she now confesses due to CIA records that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was briefed as early as 2002.
A Democratic source acknowledged yesterday that it is almost certain that Pelosi would have learned about the use of waterboarding from Sheehy. Pelosi herself acknowledged in a December 2007 statement that she was aware that Harman had learned of the waterboarding and had objected in a letter to the CIA's top counsel.Congresswoman Jane Harman was also briefed, as Congresswoman Pelosi was, but unlike Pelosi who claims that she couldn’t do anything about what she knew, Harman wrote a letter in protest of the use of the techniques in 2003. At the very least Pelosi could have added her name to that letter it’s done all the time in Congress. However Pelosi didn’t even do that!
"It was my understanding at that time that Congresswoman Harman filed a letter in early 2003 to the CIA to protest the use of such techniques, a protest with which I concurred," Pelosi said in the Dec. 9, 2007, statement.—Paul Kane (see source)
If Democrats go ahead to pursue Bush administration attorneys who gave legal advice regard the use of waterboarding and other information gathering techniques then every Senator and Congress man or woman who were briefed on these techniques but did or said nothing are equality at fault and should receive the same treatment as any former Bush aide.
And perhaps that is why Ms. Pelosi has gone to the extreme of looking like a total laughingstock in her denials and her downgraded partial denials stating that she knew nothing about enhances interrogation techniques being used by the CIA. Pelosi knew and she’s lying as Jon Stewart so aptly pointed on in 3minutes time!