CIA: Pelosi knew about EITs

| May 8, 2009

Last month, I got an email from Code Pink calling on Nancy Pelosi to press forward with the investigations of the Bush Administration’s use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) against terrorists;

The Washington Times and the Washington Post both announced this morning that Speaker Pelosi knew about Enhanced Interrogation Techniques according to records of the briefings to Pelosi and Porter Goss on September 4, 2002. The Times;

The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, indicates that a classified CIA briefing of Mrs. Pelosi included specific details of the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” or EITs, on terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah.

“Briefing on EITs included use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed,” the report said of the Sept. 4, 2002, briefing.

The U.S. government acknowledged in the “torture memos” that President Obama declassified last month that the interrogation of Mr. Zubaydah included waterboarding, a technique that simulates drowning and is widely denounced as torture, 83 times in August 2002, a month before the Pelosi briefing.

The Post reports that Pelosi is still clinging to her previous lie despite the evidence against her;

In a carefully worded statement, Pelosi’s office said today that she had never been briefed about the use of waterboarding, only that it had been approved by Bush administration lawyers as a legal technique to use in interrogations.

“As this document shows, the Speaker was briefed only once, in September 2002. The briefers described these techniques, said they were legal, but said that waterboarding had not yet been used,” said Brendan Daly, Pelosi’s spokesman.

Pelosi’s statement did not address whether she was informed that other harsh techniques were already in use during the Zubaydah interrogations.

So will Code Pink now demand an investigation into Pelosi’s involvement? Not holding my breath.

Category: Antiwar crowd, Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Code Pink, Liberals suck, Politics, Terror War, Usual Suspects

Comments (9)

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  1. Avalon John says:

    You were much kinder to this bug-eyed harpy than I was…

    Jonn wrote: I leave the name calling for my commenters. You’re welcome.

  2. Raoul says:

    Code Pink has harassed Pelosi at home, both in DC and SFO but not on this subject.

  3. Jerry920 says:

    The Democrats have this down to an art form. Lie, Lie repeatedly. If they still don’t get it, lie some more until your lies become the accepted truth. Till even you believe it. Remember Hillary dodging snipers in Kosovo? I am sorry, Secretary Of State Clinton? No one else does either.

    Pelosi will continue to lie, or at best, to parse it until it is accepted fact.

    Eric Holder stated that a full investigation could include which members of congress knew about EIT. If that’s true then you can bet the investigation will be stopped quickly.

  4. Old Tanker says:

    Raoul,

    As I recall she had the code pinkos demonstation moved around the block so she didn’t have to see them anymore….NIMBY!!

  5. Old Tanker says:

    “demonstration” although maybe my fist spelling fits better.

  6. Airborne Injun says:

    Ya’ll think that just maybe, the next time Claymore has to waterboard some goats, that he can squeeze in one more??? Maybe then we will hear the truth!

  7. Claymore says:

    This one time…at pipe band camp…we shoved Nancy Pelosi up an Arlen Specter.

  8. Raoul says:

    OT,

    DC or SFO?

  9. Old Tanker says:

    Raoul,
    At her residence in San Fran.