"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Cautioning Holder that any potential investigation into the Bush administration’s torture program could result in Democrats being roped in, “Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Shelby of Alabama pressed Holder on the CIA’s ‘rendition’ program that moved terrorism suspects from one country to another,”
BUT, this one is priceless with the Democrats calling for hearings to criminalize politics:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was briefed in 2002 on the torture tactics the Bush administration wanted to use against terror war prisoners. At the time, she did not object. In April of 2009, she denied knowing the techniques would ever be applied to prisoners.
Much like the FALSE claim about Bush lying about WMDs, the truth is that their leaders thought the exact same thing based on the exact same information.
What is offensive here is watching these cretins feign ignorance in order to advance a political agenda by impugning their political opponents with lies and distortions; that is what angers me more than anything else the Democrats can do.
Thank God we have minority Republicans in these hearings asking pertinent questions and forcing it into the public debate.