I just don’t understand this. Is waterboarding something new? Had we not heard of its employment before Barack Obama was president?
Did we really think that the CIA documented the use of enhanced techniques without the highest levels of government knowing about it? Yes, even the Democrat controlled Congress, which has been given a get out of jail card by the media, but not by the American public. Witness their horrendously low approval ratings: Worse than Bush’s. That Congress wasted its time trying to make itself look good by pointing fingers at Bush and Cheney. It’s still doing so with Cheney; he’s driving them nuts with his candid speech. The last thing the Democrats can afford at this point is for the American public to know the facts.
Look. I’ll even call waterboarding torture, since some want to play that game. Let’s roll. I’ll also call caffeine a drug and heroin and drug. Wood burns. So does hydrogen gas. Black powder explodes. So does Uranium 235 when a sufficient amount of force is applied with an implosion core. Point being? Words don’t always explain degrees. Simply applying the word torture to waterboarding is an attempt to make people cringe. Iron Maidens, The Rack, Thumb Screws. How many go rounds with The Rack do you suppose KSM would have endured and survived through, completely uninjured?
Nanci Pelosi panicked. After thinking she could ride Bush Derangement Syndrome into the political sunset, she began writing a fiction novel worthy of Lewis Carroll; It only made partial sense.
Charles Krauthammer explains Pelosi’s catastrophic press conference in which she’s willing to destroy people trying to protect this nation, in order to save her political skin.
Pelosi has always displayed the worst aspects of the Democrat Party. Needlessly critical of business–even though she herself is a millionaire. Hyper-critical of Bush; she sniffs the media climate and follows the scent trail. Arrogant.
Now she finds herself on an island with no search party dispatched. She made her own bed by lying about the Obama CIA, not just the Bush CIA.
Everyone knew this stuff happened. We’ve been talking about it for years. And yet the Speaker of the House didn’t?
Pelosi needs to resign. Waterboarding destroyed her. She simply could not hold back from another run at Bush and Cheney, caught up in the euphoria of Obama’s victory, she believed she was impervious to scrutiny. But what makes America great and different is that everyone will be held to account at some point.