Former CIA counterterrorism chief Jose Rodriguez recently wrote a book about his experiences helping the U.S. fight terrorism. He’s appeared on the usual shows to promote his work and, once again, we are presented with evidence that Nancy Pelosi is a hypocritical liar.
Greg Gutfeld of RedEye called Pelosi a “lying liar who lies” and now she’s more that way than ever.
We wrote, back in 2009, in our article Nancy Pelosi, Torture, and the Bush Narrative that:
There is a lot more at stake with the Nancy Pelosi/torture issue than whether she’s a liar. It goes deeper than that. Over the years Nancy Pelosi has made a career of appealing to her rabidly anti-Republican base by taking the moral high ground. So for her – thus far – to be exposed as having known about EITs (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques) and to have not done anything not only takes her off her high moral horse but also removes any power in her attacks on the moral leadership of G.W. Bush.
Mr. Rodriguez wrote and said that he told Nancy Pelosi specifically what methods were being used against captured terrorists. Pelosi swore she didn’t know:
We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used.
Then she switched and stated instead:
We were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used.
And finally she said:
I wasn’t briefed, I was informed that somebody else had been briefed about it.
The CIA said Pelosi knew… Rodriguez says she knew.
In fact, out of all the Democrats who knew (there were not many) only Jane Harman objected. Her letter on the subject was classified.
So, Nancy Pelosi is a liar. She’s a hypocrite. She’s also morally corrupt.
All of these things would raise attention were a Republican in office. Gitmo is still open, unmanned drones are flying around foreign nations killing people (including American citizens), drones are being loaned or sold to local law enforcement agencies for domestic use, and Obama approves of indefinite detention of Americans and you can get a free prostate or OBG-YN exam if you fly courtesy of the TSA.
Die liberale Polizeistaat!
CBS News reporter Leslie Stahl was “horrified” during her interview with Rodriguez to learn that Ensure was even given to captured terrorists (KSM lost 50 pounds).
What is going on here, exactly and who is the enemy?