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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Pelosi didn't lie and they know it. The point of this ridiculous charge is to divert the torture argument to Pelosi instead of the Bush administration. It's a Chewbaca defense.
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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    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?

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by LakeCharlesGuy View Post
    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?
    The house elects the speaker. One might be assigned temporarily pending that election, but the election would happen rather quickly.

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    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.

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The house elects the speaker. One might be assigned temporarily pending that election, but the election would happen rather quickly.
    Thanks, that's what I thought they did but I didn't know for sure. It'll probably be a Democrat, due to them running Congress at the moment.

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catman View Post
    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.
    Because no matter what congress knew it was still illegal. Also the president doesnt want Bush and Cheney nailed for waterboarding Cheney does. He wishes to advance his principles. It really isnt an arguement of engaging in torture because when the chips are all on the line then presidents and head officials have to make descision and then live with their demons. Its simply Cheney is trying to make it the normal practice and he is advocating for torture he has to be met by the opposition because we have already agreed that torture is not the path we wish to go down.

    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.

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtprocess View Post
    Because no matter what congress knew it was still illegal. Also the president doesnt want Bush and Cheney nailed for waterboarding Cheney does. He wishes to advance his principles. It really isnt an arguement of engaging in torture because when the chips are all on the line then presidents and head officials have to make descision and then live with their demons. Its simply Cheney is trying to make it the normal practice and he is advocating for torture he has to be met by the opposition because we have already agreed that torture is not the path we wish to go down.

    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.
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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    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.
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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by LakeCharlesGuy View Post
    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?
    It would be a Democrat.
    More then likely the current Majority Leader in the House. Rep. Steny Hoyer(D)

    He and other likely candidates should start prepping to take over her role.

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    Re: CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    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.
    Hell, there's clubs in San Francisco that charge for that sort of thing. New York, too, or so I've heard.

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