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You Know That Nancy Pelosi Is Not Having a Good Press Conference When

MSNBC isn’t buying her (complete jumble of a) spin. (Just now … on interrogation.)

Here’s how CNN writes it up: 

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused CIA officials

Thursday of misleading her in 2002 on the use of “enhanced interrogation

techniques” such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning and has been

described by critics as torture.

      Pelosi reiterated an earlier claim that she was briefed on such

techniques only once — in September of 2002 — and that she was told at the

time that the techniques were not being used.

      A recently released Justice Department memo says that the CIA used

waterboarding at least 83 times in August 2002 in the interrogation of Abu

Zubaydah, a suspected al Qaeda leader imprisoned at U.S. facilities in

Guantanamo Bay. 

      “Throughout my career, I am proud to have worked on human rights and

against torture,” Pelosi said in a prepared statement. 

      “I unequivocally oppose the use of torture.” 

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