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    CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges
    By Perry Bacon Jr. and Joby Warrick
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Saturday, May 16, 2009

    CIA Director Leon Panetta yesterday rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that the agency misled her about its use of coercive interrogation methods, escalating a controversy that has dogged the speaker for weeks and intensifying a debate over Bush administration policies that the Obama administration has tried to avoid.

    Panetta, whom President Obama tapped to lead the CIA this year, reasserted the agency's claim that it told congressional leaders about the use of such methods during a closed-door briefing in September 2002. Pelosi (D-Calif.) has acknowledged attending the briefing but says she was told only that the CIA was considering the use of waterboarding, a technique that simulates drowning.

    "It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress," Panetta said in a message meant to shore up employees of his agency, which is at the center of a relentless political firestorm over Bush policies and the Iraq war. "Our contemporaneous records from September 2002 indicate that CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of [terrorism suspect] Abu Zubaida, describing the 'enhanced techniques that had been employed.' "
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    CIA Director Panetta is a former Democratic congressman from California appointed by Mr. Obama to head the spy agency. It seems strange to me that Panetta would publicly contradict Pelosi - the most powerful Democrat in Congress - without being damn sure his rebuttal was indeed the truth.

    Dollars to donuts the Sunday morning political talk shows have no shortage of Democratic Senators and Congressmen covering Pelosi's political backside.

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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    See that? Lying bitch should be frog marched down Pennsylvania Avenue.



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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    IS anyone really shocked about this?
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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    she's caught in a lie .....and will shortly decide that "we need to move on"...this is "old news" ...and does NOT amount to anything....

    what all this shows ...is that Dick "topgun" Cheney was right all along.
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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by EulyssElvisCaustic View Post
    she's caught in a lie .....and will shortly decide that "we need to move on"...this is "old news" ...and does NOT amount to anything....

    what all this shows ...is that Dick "topgun" Cheney was right all along.
    It sure loooks like Pelosi is in a hole and can't stop digging. She should be placed under oath.

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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    You mean, she's a politician? Noooooo!
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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by EulyssElvisCaustic View Post
    she's caught in a lie .....and will shortly decide that "we need to move on"...this is "old news" ...and does NOT amount to anything....

    what all this shows ...is that Dick "topgun" Cheney was right all along.
    Pelosi lying has zero to do with whether Vice President Cheney was right about much of anything.

    As things right now stand, all this is is a distraction. Whether Pelosi is being honest, or lying, well, best way to find out is to investigate everything to do with the whole torture/EIT thing. Then we know, and can stop speculating.

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    This picture should come with a warning like: You are about to view a picture that has not been air brushed and therefore my cause you to throw up. We assure you this is a sort of human and not something from another plant artificially created to frighten the hell out of you.

    The sad thing is nothing will come of the revelation that she's a serial liar. It is however curious that Panetta came out and nailed her for it. It makes me wonder if she's going to be told quietly by the Administration that she's out lived her usefulness and it's time for her to step down and fade away.

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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Pelosi lying has zero to do with whether Vice President Cheney was right about much of anything.

    As things right now stand, all this is is a distraction. Whether Pelosi is being honest, or lying, well, best way to find out is to investigate everything to do with the whole torture/EIT thing. Then we know, and can stop speculating.
    So the lying Democrats are going to investigate themselves?
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    Re: CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So the lying Democrats are going to investigate themselves?
    You have evidence that democrats in general are lying? Of course you don't, so your whole premise here falls apart.

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