Speaker Pelosi’s Disgrace
As I noted yesterday, the CIA IG’s report flatly refutes the claim made by Nancy Pelosi that the CIA never informed her in the fall of 2002 that terror suspects were being waterboarded. In other words, Nancy Pelosi knew that CIA interrogators were using Enhance Interrogation Techniques (“EITs”).
These same CIA interrogators are now being investigated for conduct that Nancy Pelosi was well aware of, yet never protested. These interrogators face possible criminal prosecution and financial ruin for conduct — taken less than a year after 3,000 Americans had been slaughtered due to the efforts of some of the very terrorists being interrogated – that had been rigorously vetted and approved by counsel and that had the tacit approval of Nancy Pelosi and the other members of the congressional oversight committees.
Now the Speaker of the House skips away from responsibility by smearing the CIA as liars. And the media can’t bestir themselves to confront the Speaker with basic questions about the bewildering inconsistencies in her story.
It’s not overstating the case to say that this is an abomination on a host of levels. Where are the media’s guardians of truth and protectors of the little guy now that there’s evidence that the American people have been lied to on a matter of national security and low-level CIA employees are being made the scapegoats?