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Pelosi Claims Bush And CIA Misled Her

From a forgiving Associated Press:

Pelosi says Bush team misled her on waterboarding

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in its use.

"To the contrary … we were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used," she told reporters, referring to a formal CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002.

Pelosi said she subsequently learned that other lawmakers were told several months later by the CIA about the use of waterboarding.

"I wasn’t briefed, I was informed that somebody else had been briefed about it," she said.

The House’s top Democrat made her comments at a news conference where she was peppered with questions about her knowledge of a technique she and others have called torture…

Pelosi renewed her call for a so-called truth commission to investigate the events in the Bush administration that led to the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques

Pelosi was particularly harsh in describing the CIA.

"They mislead us all the time," she said. And when a reporter asked whether the agency lied, she did not disagree.

She also suggested that the current Republican criticism marked an attempt to divert attention from the Bush administration’s actions.

"They misrepresented every step of the way, and they don’t want that focus on them, so they try to turn the attention on us," she said.

Pelosi contended that Democrats did what they could to stop the use of waterboarding. The senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, who received the 2003 briefing on the practice, sent the CIA a formal letter of protest, she said…

Lest we forget, Nancy Pelosi, the future leader of the Democrats in the House, and then a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said this December 16, 1998:

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons-of-mass-destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.

She was ‘misled’ then, too, by President Clinton.

Maybe Ms. Pelosi is not competent enough to hold a position of power.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 14th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

29 Responses to “Pelosi Claims Bush And CIA Misled Her”

  1. proreason says:

    Could it be that Stretch is misleading us with her (so far) 6 stories about how she knew nothing, nothing about the junior-high hazing of the mass murders who killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens..

  2. curvyred says:

    I must say watching the liberal media feed on her was rather entertaining – never thought I would see that.

    And why did she continue to say “we wanted a new President” again and again – what in tarnation does that have to do with the questions that were being asked – just more distractions.

    She seems to really still be suffering from BDS – poor thing or maybe it is the botox…………….not sure which.

    • jobeth says:

      That means she was more focused on the politics of getting the dems in than the security and safety of you and me…and the millions of other citizens in this country.

      She has, with this statement, admitted that its all about getting the dems in power.

      Not that we didn’t already know this…she just admitted it here.

      For someone so dishonest she sure stumbles a lot when she lies…and lies…and lies (x6).

      I had to laugh at how many times she had to refer to her notes to be able to keep her lies straight. One time she fumbled through the papers only to say she couldn’t find what she was looking for. And once she held up her notes which were in mess from looking through them for her answers. I told my husband she was coming unglued right before our eyes!

      I understand notes…but if you know the truth of something you don’t need to constantly keep refering to your notes to “ad lib” an answer.

      Truth is truth and you would have thought she would know what the truth was. That is if she was telling the truth…which of course she wasn’t.

      She really stepped into it now! (grin)

    • Jobeth, I would like to see an episode of “Lie to Me” where all they do is sit there and watch a Pelosi press conference and talk about how much she is lying and the evidence to support it. That would be a really good episode.

    • jobeth says:


      Maybe O’Reily will have that “body language” segment featuring this Pelosi press conf !

      Wow…now that would be a loooong segment!

  3. Odie44 says:

    She is holding another press conference as we speak to talk about… Latvia!!!

  4. catie says:

    Watching her squirm is the best entertainment available. Maybe she’s finally getting her comeuppance, probably not but it is funny. I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the CIA when she said they lied to her all the time.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Now…..the CIA are liars!!
    You think she will need someone to watch her back as she sleeps?(shudder)


  6. Dangerous says:

    Remind me again; I haven’t been counting.

    How many times has her story changed due to evidence popping up, only to have still more evidence come to light and contradict her newly revised accounts?

  7. Colonel1961 says:

    Well, at least she’s not trying to blame it on George Bush…


  8. Barbie says:

    Pelosi’s news conference today was like watching a dog that got its head stuck in a milk carton (back in the days when there were gallon milk cartons). She was twisting and pulling in a blind panic trying to get herself out of this mess she’s got herelf into (through her own devious plans. I believe the saying ‘hoisted on her own petard’ is appropriate here – but not sure what a ‘petard’ is). Her blathering was embarrassing. Truly embarrassing.

    I can’t wait to see the CIA’s response. She shows her total ignorance by publicly and explicitly accusing them of lying to her.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The CIA are a bunch of pussy cats. Anyways, she is the Slug of the House so they can’t off her BUT……….. accidents happen in the home ALL the time!!
      (just kidding…….maybe)

    • UndercoverInLA says:

      I believe it’s “foisted on her own petard,” which I believe is a big spear-like thingee with two or three points…No matter. Hoisted, foisted, spear or petard, it is delicious fun to watch her come unhinged…

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The 3 pointed spear like thingy is called a “Trident”. It is also part of the US Navy Seal crest.
      Just FYI…….not trying to be a SA.

  9. Anonymoose says:

    This is pretty funny to watch after all her posturing, but I don’t think she has to worry about the CIA, I’d think more likely it’s the fat cat Dem backers who are probably right now plotting how she can step down as speaker without making an even bigger mess.

  10. jobeth says:

    “Maybe Ms. Pelosi is not competent enough to hold a position of power”

    No maybe about it. I get shivers just thinking about her as prez. Lord…we think we have problems now! It that ever happened not only would we have a dishonest commie as prez..(much like now) but we would have a TRUE idiot who can’t even lie straight! ((((( oo )))))

    • proreason says:

      “I get shivers just thinking about her as prez”

      Personally, I think The Moron is much more dangerous than even the cringe-inducting Pelosi creature.

      Yes, she is stupid and venal beyong imagination, but I doubt that she has actively plotted to destroy this great country.

      The same cannot be said about the Moron, who seeks only to exploit the divisions his handlers have created in our population to acquire even greater power for his cabal, with an ultimate goal to dismantle the United States of America.

    • jobeth says:

      You’re right of course,…after watching her do her dance yesterday, even idiots could see through HER lies. (Although I know they won’t)

  11. Right of the People says:

    Botox rots your brain! It’s really interesting to watch someone who lying is second nature to try to keep their lies straight when they can’t remember WHICH lie they told to WHOM.

    Lets tie her up and throw her in the pond and see if she floats. If she floats, she is a witch and should be burned at the stake, if she sinks, she is not a witch. Either way we win! (Sorry, just couldn’t resist a little Monty Python humor.)

  12. PatriotOne says:

    The Pelosi two-step, bob-and-weave, deny-and-accuse, spit-and-stutter fandango has made a prophet out of Ann Colter, who said that the biggest monument to opportunity in the United States is not the election of a half-black person as president, but the ability of a retarded woman to become Speaker of the US House of Representatives!!!

  13. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    For a party that’s always been able to dig up dirt to ruin or destroy someone it’s wickedly fun to see them with their pants down and their shriveled up boys flapping in the wind. And all because they were so arrogant and cavalier into thinking they had all the bases covered. Damn! Toto pulled back the curtain and everyone got to see the not so great and terrible Oz.

  14. BatK says:

    “Bush did [fill in the blank]” is going to become as uselss an excuse as “the dog ate my homework” (argueably, it’s a pretty lame one as is). And RotP, I believe she IS a witch… ironically if the House drops her as Speaker, then in a sense, it *would* be a house dropping down on a witch…

  15. MinnesotaRush says:

    Resonates with ..

    “Me thinketh thou protetht too much ..” (sorry for the poor Bawney Fwank impression – but I’m sure ya’ got the point)

  16. Confucius says:

    She needs a teleprompter.

  17. proreason says:

    For those of you who haven’t heard it, here is Newt UNLOADING on Nancy Pelosi.


    This is raw angry stuff……just like we would all love to say if we had Newt’s eloquence.

    This is why I love Newt, even though he tries to play the middle sometime.

    The part I like best is when the tool “reporter” asks Newt if Republicans will benefit, and Newt respnds that he is more concerned about the country than politics.


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