"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)
There is nothing generalizing about what I stated; Pelosi's and Rockefellers denials about being briefed are outright lies. Why do they lie? Well some of us who still like using our brains and intellect comprehend that is merely to serve a partisan political purpose.
But that stated, I am all eyes to see how you would explain away their OBVIOUS lies and distortions regarding this particular issue and how it is hardly partisan in nature and an attempt to impugn good men and woman.
I challenge you to EVER show I am merely generalizing or lying with anything more than your typical bloviating hyperbole.
I won't hold my breath for that day because based on your typical blathering on this forum, facts, honesty or the truth are rarely a prerequisite for your disingenuous patently farcical form of partisan BS.
Carry on Next; your declarations would be comedic if they weren't so damned insulting and asinine.
Let's start with voting FOR the Iraq war before they were against the war. How about the farcical Liberal claims that Bush “LIED” us into war.
The list is too long to deal with in a single thread; but I can't wait to see a logical and intelligent rebuttal for why Liberal Democrats play such asinine games and then THINK that just because the press is a willful partner the TRUTH won't get out.
Last edited by Truth Detector; 05-10-09 at 04:36 PM.
Now, if it's true that the briefing said something to the effect - we are going to waterboard and do other things that we have to get cleared through the DOJ, because we're not sure they are legal - then I would agree, she should be held accountable. But her story goes something like this -Pelosi's stands by torture statements - First Read - msnbc.com"Of the forty CIA briefings to Congress reported recently in the press, I was only briefed once, on September 4, 2002, as I have previously stated. As I said in my statement of December 9, 2007: 'I was briefed on interrogation techniques the Administration was considering using in the future. The Administration advised that legal counsel for both the CIA and the Department of Justice had concluded that the techniques were legal.' I had no further briefings on the techniques.
"My understanding of the briefing I received is consistent with the description that CIA General Counsel Scott Muller provided to Congresswoman Jane Harman in a letter dated February 28, 2003, which states: 'As we informed both you and the leadership of the Intelligence Committees last September, a number of Executive Branch lawyers including lawyers from the Department of Justice participated in the determination that, in the appropriate circumstances, the use of these techniques is fully consistent with U.S. law.' As reported in the press, the accompanying memo from CIA Director Panetta concedes that the descriptions provided by the CIA may not be accurate."