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Pelosi Now Refuses To Talk About CIA

From an understanding Associated Press:

Pelosi: Nothing more to say on her CIA allegation

By Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she won’t talk any more about her charge that the CIA lied in 2002 about using waterboarding on terrorism suspects.

"I have made the statement that I’m going to make on this," she told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. "I don’t have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comment."

But Republicans aren’t letting this one slide.

Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, issued a statement after the news conference calling Pelosi a political liability to the Democratic party.

"Her obsession with the previous administration and her disdain for America’s intelligence officials has reduced her to cheerleader status within the far left wing of her party and a distraction to the substantive debate over how to best move our economy forward," said Spain.

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."

Pelosi has asked the CIA to declassify information supporting her claims. The CIA sent lawmakers its notes and memos on 40 congressional briefings on the interrogation techniques. But that document has been found to include several errors, leaving in question exactly what Pelosi was told

Upon leaving the news conference on Friday, Pelosi declined to answer a question about whether she had called CIA Director Leon Panetta to discuss the matter further.

Instead, Pelosi had stuck faithfully to her script, saying Democrats were making progress on other issues.

"We’re going forward in a bipartisan way for jobs, health care, energy for our country," she said. Regarding the CIA’s briefing of Congress on waterboarding, "I won’t have anything more to say about it."

Notice that Ms. Pelosi is jetting off to China, to be as far away from questioners as is physically possible.

Not to mention that they have an even more controlled media over there.

And ‘carbon footprint’ be damned.

By the way, note how the AP slips in this claim:

The CIA sent lawmakers its notes and memos on 40 congressional briefings on the interrogation techniques. But that document has been found to include several errors, leaving in question exactly what Pelosi was told.

Really? This is the first we have heard about this.

Funny how we never hear about such a possibility when our media masters were claiming that the CIA memos proved that the three terrorists had been waterboarded 266 times?

Somehow we never heard anything about how these documents might contain any errors then.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

21 Responses to “Pelosi Now Refuses To Talk About CIA”

  1. pdsand says:

    “”Her obsession with the previous administration and her disdain for America’s intelligence officials has reduced her to cheerleader status within the far left wing of her party and a distraction to the substantive debate over how to best move our economy forward,” said Spain.”

    Our friends in the national republican congressional committee:
    There is no substantive debate with you as far as Democrats or Pelosi are concerned. You are the distraction. And for that matter, the far left wing of her party is the backbone of her party, so you’re not saying anything there either.
    Until you recognize these salient facts, and figure out how to respond within the framework of these circumstances, you’re not going to get anything done.
    This gentlemanly statement and attempt to appeal to the better angels of the American people that she supposedly represents was a waste of time.

  2. proreason says:

    Panetta’s statement indicates that The TMCC now considers Stretch a liability.

    But now it appears that she has been given a lifeline. She has to shut-up, or she’s gone.

    Luckily for the country, civilization and humanity, the odds of her shutting up are infinitesmal.

  3. BT in SA says:

    Admittedly I’ve not watched any of NP’s press conferences but for last week’s [because it was all over the web], and then today, I watched it on Fox. So, not to sound to naive, but is it normal for her to have all those minions hanging around her and also speaking at her press conferences? I don’t recall anyone else speaking last week when she said “I was briefed about the briefing but I was not told…”

  4. beautyofreason says:

    “not being distracted in this distracted way….”

    “going forward in a bipartisan way…”

    “I won’t have anything more to say about it…..”

    She sounds like an immature child who got caught neck deep in a mud pile. Accuse the CIA of lying to her under Bush – then cut off the debate and essentially tell the reporters to shut up about her severe accusation? Yeah, that just *screams* bipartisan…..and openness too!

    The nitwit needs another Botox injection to temper that “deer in the headlights” look.

    • pdsand says:

      It’s the classic Clinton trick, you respond once or twice maybe on your own terms, and from then on out keep saying, ‘I’ve already responded to that, you’re being partisan and stuck in the past. Let’s talk about the budget’.

    • beautyofreason says:

      Hehe right on pdsand. They make any outrageous claim they wish as long as they don’t have to respond to it if it blows up in their face.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      To paraphrase Twain: “Imagine you were the speaker of the house. And then imagine you were an idiot. But I repeat myself.”

  5. Yarddog1 says:

    From the immortal words of the scarecrow (gee… it even fits as a visual) in “The Wizard of Oz” – “If I only had a brain”.

  6. Oracle says:

    And to that the Dorothy asks: “And what would you do if you had a brain?”

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Typical tactic. Wish her into the cornfield. Although, it’s happening faster than I expected. First, Hitlery, so anything she says can’t be conveyed by the MSM in the first place. Then…Joe Biden. He didn’t really reveal anything super-duper-secret but, best to put him on double-secret-probation until he finally learns the hand jive.

    Pelosi?

    Well, Blammo the monkey-president knew she was gonna be a problem because she’s always speaking out of turn but, she was useful as long as it was in line with Blammo’s plans. Now, he has grown tired of her and, frankly, her constant screeching is both annoying and unauthorized by Blammo himself so -POOF- to the cornfield.

    Gonna get expensive when they have to farm out Fwank, Reid and the odd-Kennedy here and there when they keep “gittin all up in it” about Gitmo.

    I tend to think of it as a visible chink in the (poorly made) armor of the democrats to begin with. Because, after all, a paper mache’ castle is still water-soluble..

    • wardmama4 says:

      Great post – it was inevitable as the Liberals can’t help themselves. They hold 2 of 3 seats of power, are on the edge of pushing the 3rd over the cliff – and they still can’t help themselves.

      I think Pelosi did this for 2 reasons -the ‘constituency’ she represents wants the military cut down smaller than the Boy Scouts, unfunded for eternity and humiliated in the process and second, because she continually wants everything blamed on Bush. I found the Supreme Court decision (on tribunals was it?!?) most especially perfect in the – ‘as Congress gave the President the power in the wake of 9/11’. Maybe now people will wake up and realize that it is Congress who votes Presidental policy into law and thus is the one mukking up America – and during the ‘Bush years’ could have stopped him, if they wanted to.

      Sadly, it backfired on her – big time. Instead of continuing along with their back-room Dem only bills, shoved down with a one vote ‘majority’ win with some of the most outragious and un-Constitutional bs ever written added as an amendment – she had to go public – and then keep it going.

      Liberalism is indeed a Mental Illness.

  8. Kilmeny says:

    Little too late to discover discretion now, Nance.

  9. mybrotherkeeper says:

    What if there was a Wicked Champion of the World–no, Wicked Champion of the U.S.? Pelosi, Frank, Reid, Obama, Waxman…the list is endless. Our guys would be coming out of such a tough conference, that we could justifiably hope they could even contend for the Wicked Champion of the World title.
    To get there they’d have to knock off Mugabe and various and sundry other dictatorial types…But I am proud to say, with every fiber of my patriotic being, that they would be a legitimate contender for the world title.
    Who’s talkin’ about the SEC now??

  10. jrmcdonald says:

    Has there ever been a democrat that resigned from a scandal?

    • catie says:

      I don’t remember anyone but the Republicans are sure quick to fall on their sword. However, since dims have no standards there isn’t anything for them to try to live up to I guess.

  11. MinnesotaRush says:

    “I have made the statement that I’m going to make on this,” she told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. “I don’t have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comment.”

    What a disgrace! Yeah .. she’ll stand by her comment knowing it’s a bald face lie and an insult to all the men and women who work to keep this Country and its’ citizens safe. So .. let’s just move on, so says Nancy.

    What a miserable example of humanity and leadership. Great job “for the kids”, Nancy. It’s all “for the kids” ay, Nancy.

    Disgusting and immoral trashbag; but not a huge surprise. Yuck!!!

  12. Enthalpy says:

    “The Presidential Succession Act of 1792 was the first succession law passed by Congress. The act was contentious because of conflict between the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. The Federalists did not want the Secretary of State to appear next on the list after the Vice President because Thomas Jefferson was then Secretary of State and had emerged as a Democratic-Republican leader. There were also concerns about including the Chief Justice of the United States since that would go against the separation of powers. The compromise that was worked out established the President pro tempore of the Senate as next in line of succession after the Vice President, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In either case, these officers were to “act as President of the United States until the disability be removed or a president be elected.” * Until the change made in 1947, Robert Byrd would have been next in line behind Joe Biden. Isn’t it just staggering that Nancy Pelosi now holds the position in our government that Thomas Jefferson once held? We’ve come such a long way!

    * Wikipedia U. S presidential line of succession

  13. proreason says:

    “Isn’t it just staggering that Nancy Pelosi now holds the position in our government that Thomas Jefferson once held”

    The Founding Fathers would have given the country back to King George. He was as certifiably insane as Pelosi, but was surrounded by adults, rather than children.

    And King George wasn’t purposefully trying to destroy his country.

  14. Barbie says:

    On the Friday before Memorial Day weekend – when this country honors its bravest and strongest and most devoted to our country and its ideals – we witness this chicken Pelosi coming out too scared and gutless to even affirm why she said what she said about the CIA.

    She’s a spinelsss chicken without moral conviction and uses her office for her own selfish reason. This is a corrupt, disgusting example of a ‘leader’ (and I use that term loosely). And Steny Hoyer and the media are just as bad. His appearance at her side (and the media’s complicit silence) said they would stand by her – regardless if she is a spineless ‘leader’.

    There are so many brave men and women in this country, but we’ve got the biggest cowards in this country’s history in congress – and Pelosi is the most disgusting of the lot.

    I, personally, say waterboard this brainless, spineless twit until she ‘gets’ honest and remembers what the CIA told her.


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