2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
It looks like Nancy Pelosi is in pretty hot water. If she were to resign, who would take her place? Would the person who replaces her in Congress replace her as Speaker of the House, or an elected person chosen by the House of Representatives?
This is a circle argument. People who want Bush and Cheney nailed for waterboarding, are not making sense. If waterboarding was not stoppped when Congress knew it was being used in certain cases, how can Pelosi bring it up now? She stepped on a hornet in her bare feet and she is paying for it, as she should be.
Nancy Pelosi was in 1 meeting as opposed to ALL that Bush and Cheney engaged in. And they are taking the 1 meeting not even a year after 9/11 we all gave Bush rope because we didnt know what was to come. But Bush and cheney took it as a sign that we can change the laws to institute torture that is the real problem I believe. Not the torture but trying to make torture who we are and we should use it in every case meaning when it fails we have no other options because we have settled on the last resort being the only one.
You know Pelosi probably wasn't initially concerned because there's a group of people in San Francisco that probably don't think the EITs sound all that bad. They probably figure that the feeling of drowning is similar to having something caught in your throat.
"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)