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Uh-Oh, Nancy Pelosi Caught In A Lie




In the “Uh-Oh” department, Deirdre Walsh and Pam Benson reported at CNN in 2009 what Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said: “We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used.” Paul Kane, at the The Washington Post, reported that Pelosi claimed she was never briefed on “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” (EIT). Pelosi said, “Flat out, they never briefed us that this was happening.”

Even PolitiFact weighed in what Pelosi claimed, declaring her claim to be false.

But now we find that Pelosi did, indeed, receive a briefing about EITs. Marc A. Thiessen, writing at “WPOpinions,” a Washington Post web page, reported, “… former CIA counterterrorism chief Jose Rodriguez provides new evidence that Rep. Nancy Pelosi lied when she declared she had not been briefed about the use of waterboarding.”

Thiessen continues, “In his new book, Hard Measures, Rodriguez reveals that he led a CIA briefing of Pelosi, where the techniques being used in the interrogation of senior al-Qaeda facilitator Abu Zubayda were described in detail.”

Rodriguez, in his book, says that her claim that she [Pelosi] was not told about waterboarding at that briefing, “is untrue.” Rodriguez writes that he told Pelosi, “We explained that as a result of the techniques, Abu Zubaydah was compliant and providing good intelligence. We made crystal clear that authorized techniques, including waterboarding, had by then been used on Zubaydah. We held back nothing.”

Pelosi did not object to waterboaring being used. “So Pelosi was another member of Congress reinventing the truth. What’s the big deal?” asks Rodriguez. He then explains, “…the message they [the Obama administration and Congress] are sending to the men and women of the intelligence community who to this day are being asked to undertake dangerous and sometimes controversial actions on behalf of their government. They are told that the administration and Congress ‘have their back.’ You will forgive CIA officers if they are not filled with confidence.”

If Rodriguez is right, it means that Pelosi stood up in a news conference and lied to the American people.

In the House of Representatives Order Code RL31382, “Expulsion, Censure, Reprimand, and Fine: Legislative Discipline in the House of Representatives,” there is this passage: “…the House has the right to discipline those who breach its privileges or decorum, or who damage its integrity or reputation, even to the extent of expelling from Congress a duly-elected Member.” (page CRS-2)

If, in fact, Pelosi repeatedly lied to the American public, does she not “…breach its privileges or decorum…” of the House, as well as “…damage its integrity or reputation…?” Further, why should we believe ANYTHING she says?

For much more information about this situation, see Guy Benson‘s article at Townhall.

But that’s just my opinion.

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

Cross-posted at RWNO, my personal web site.

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  1. rattoo says:

    Enhanced Interrogation as part of a HUMINT collection program works! Anyone who denies this knows nothing about interrogation or HUMINT. Jose Rodriguez is a great American Patriot. Thank God we still have a few people like this left to keep us safe. On the other hand, the book reveals what many Americans have suspected for some time: There are anti-American ideologues in the government and media, who will do everything within their power to harm the U.S. and anyone who tries to protect and defend her. In simply doing his job, Rodriguez had to contend with self-serving bureaucrats, politicians and malignant reporters hell-bent on releasing classified information to the world. It is these illegal leaks, and not Rodriguez’ noble and necessary HUMINT activities, that are criminal.

    The book demonstrates what a hopeless bureaucratic nightmare our intelligence and defense services have become; an endless charade of paperwork, rules, attorneys and confusing nonsensical, bureaucratic steps, just to conduct simple intelligence activities. Certainly, at this rate, we will not–we cannot–prevail in a war with a capable adversary. And the facts revealed, so far, demonstrate this is exactly what liberals in the U.S. want. Consistent with facts revealed in this book, and stated liberal ideology, we now see irrefutable evidence that the Obama administration and its corrupt Attorney General and his minions, are behind further leaks of classified information and a grand cover up of the same. No amount of sham regime “investigations,” however, can cover-up the truth. Lawless Obama, Holder and treasonous leaker-liberals should be tried and jailed. Rodriguez deserves high praise and our gratitude for doing what needed to be done to keep us safe, all in the face of liberal treason.

  2. Danny says:

    This wenchis the epitome of pathetic. A complete and utter incompetent liar.

  3. Thomas says:

    What else is new with this wench? She lies about anyhting and everything. Her all of a sudden withdrawal of the stocks (insiders’ trading) and who knows what else. Her daughter Alexandria Pelosi should do a story on her own mother “My Mom, The Liar”. I’m surprised that Nancy isn’t behind bars or kicked out of any of the political offices.