Confirmed: Pelosi Is, Indeed, A Shameless Liar

on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nancy Pelosi, April 23, 2009 -

"We were not -- I repeat -- were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used."
And to any doubters who may think that I've skewed her words or taken them out of context, I present you with the damning evidence from the mouth of the Madame herself as she tries to play dumb in a failed attempt to appease the nutroots:


Fail.

Nice try Pelosi, but you forgot about one little thing: Internet archives, wherein we find this -

Washington Post, December 9, 2007 -

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

"The briefer was specifically asked if the methods were tough enough," said a U.S. official who witnessed the exchange.

...And this:

New York Times, April 21, 2009 -

“We were briefed, and we certainly understood what C.I.A. was doing,” Mr. Goss said in an interview. “Not only was there no objection, there was actually concern about whether the agency was doing enough.”

...And this:

Washington Post, April 25, 2009 -

Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:

-- The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four (which included Pelosi -ed.), were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.

-- We understood what the CIA was doing.

-- We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.

-- We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.

-- On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.

I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues. They did not vote to stop authorizing CIA funding.

*Sigh* ...And this:

2002 DNI Report via ABC News, May 7, 2009 -

The report details a Sept. 4, 2002 meeting between intelligence officials and Pelosi, then-House intelligence committee chairman Porter Goss, and two aides. At the time, Pelosi was the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee.

The meeting is described as a “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of particular EITs that had been employed.”

EITs stand for “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a classification of special interrogation tactics that includes waterboarding...

“The briefers described these techniques, said they were legal, but said that waterboarding had not yet been used,” Daly said.

...And even this:

Washington Post, May 9, 2009 -

A top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a CIA briefing in early 2003 in which it was made clear that waterboarding and other harsh techniques were being used in the interrogation of an alleged al-Qaeda operative, according to documents the CIA released to Congress on Thursday...

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.

...And finally this:

Politico, May 11, 2009 -

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned in early 2003 that the Bush administration was waterboarding terror detainees but didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels, a confidant of the San Francisco Democrat said Monday...

[T]here’s no dispute that on Feb. 4, 2003 — five months after Pelosi’s September meeting — CIA officials briefed Pelosi aide Michael Sheehy and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), then the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on the specific techniques that had been used on Zubaydah — including waterboarding.

But other than the fact that both she and her staffers were briefed on all of the techniques used - including waterboarding - and besides the fact that she was even given a personal tour of the waterboarding facility, she insists that she wasn't told about any waterboarding...

I'm just curious, California, why do you keep electing this woman?

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