Archive for Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pelosi still explaining interrogation briefing

May 9, 2009


— It’s a political squall that won’t die: What did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi know about harsh questioning of detainees, and when did she know it?

On Friday, the California Democrat was forced to issue yet another press release, reiterating her past assertions that she had been briefed in 2002 only on new interrogation techniques that had been deemed legal and were planned for future use.

Pelosi had made the same comments in 2007 when word first leaked that she was aware of the interrogation program and had not objected to it.

Her latest statement came three weeks after the Justice Department released formerly classified legal memos that detailed the once-secret CIA harsh interrogation program, and two weeks after she told reporters that when she got her sole CIA briefing on interrogation back in 2002, she had no idea the technique of waterboarding had already been used on a prisoner.


Centerville 9 years ago

I'm sure there's a rational explanation. I know: "Run!! It's the SWINE FLU!!!!" How's that?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

All the more reason a special prosecutor should be appointed.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years ago

Republicans couldn't care less what Pelosi knew or didn't know. They just think (perhaps rightly) that implicating her might save their own sorry asses.

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