Earlier this month, Pelosi told reporters that she had not been told that waterboarding had been used against terrorism suspects, even though it had been. When asked whether she was accusing the CIA of lying to her, she said "yes."--Associated Press (see source)I have that on the best authority! So there is talk about instituting a truth commission, good! I say the very first task of that commission should be to investigate who in the CIA lied and misled Congress. I think that we should follow this no matter were it leads us and if it’s all the way to the top echelons of government will so be it.
We can’t just have charges of government corruption hanging about and just move on. If the CIA is lying or has lied to Congress these are criminal acts and must be investigated immediately.
Ms. Pelosi says that she stands by her statements that the CIA misled and lied to Congress so something must and should be done about it. (see 1:23min video)
What? Does Pelosi think that everyone can just resume their lives and act as if these claims were never made? No way! If the CIA misled and lied to Congress and if this has been a continual occurrence as Ms. Pelosi claimed then the people responsible should be held accountable.
What is going on with the political elitist in Washington D.C., why is it that no one wants to be held accountable for their actions? Several weeks ago Alren Specter abandoned the Republican Party because he felt that it was beneath him to answer to his Republican constituents for his anti-Republican behavior. Specter said in so many words that his political career was much to important than to have his fate decided by the lowly Republican electorate in some lowly Republican primary and so he bolted to the Democrat Party to avoid any accountability for his actions.
I have traveled the State, talked to Republican leaders and office-holders and my supporters and I have carefully examined public opinion. It has become clear to me that the stimulus vote caused a schism which makes our differences irreconcilable.Likewise last week the Speaker of the House claimed that the CIA lied to her and in addition the CIA has an ongoing practice of misleading Congress. These are serious charges and if true could jeopardize America’s national security.
On this state of the record, I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate.
Not prepared to have that record decided by that jury, the Pennsylvania Republican electorate.—Alren Specter
Creating Orwellian Worldview calls for an immediate investigation of Ms. Pelosi’s allegations and if they are found true persons who perpetrated such acts must be appropriately charged and convicted in a court of law.
We can’t simply move on. This matter is crucial to the security of our nation. If the CIA are liars and have been misleading Congress as Ms. Pelosi claimed then maybe they’ve been lying to the White House too.
And if so maybe it was corrupted CIA Intel that the White House based its decision to go to war with Iraq on (weapon of mass destruction et. al.) If all of the above is true then Ms. Pelosi has done this Nation a service for exposing the CIA as liars.
No we can not just simply move on, we must first stop this agency from undermining our government and then convict all of those in the CIA who had a part in this treasonous enterprise of lying to the White House and to Congress.
The American people should not allow this matter to rest until we receive a full accounting of CIA activities regarding these charges.
This should be the first case for the truth commission that Ms. Pelosi has advocated and apparently is fond of.