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Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me
politico ^ | 35 mins ago

Posted on 05/14/2009 8:41:39 AM PDT by jessduntno

Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Bush administration told her explicitly they weren't using waterboarding on terror detainees during a Sept. 2002 briefing on interrogation tactics -- months after they had begun waterboarding Abu Zabaydah.

Pelosi also called on CIA director Leon Panetta to release full details on her briefing -- and shook her head in the affirmative when asked if the administration had actually "lied" to her.

"The only mention of waterboarding in the briefing was that it was not being employed," she told reporters, reading from a prepared statement -- twice for emphasis.

The intelligence briefers gave Pelosi, she said, "inaccurate and incomplete information."

"Perhaps they should release the briefing-- I would be very happy if they released the briefing," Pelosi added.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 111th; democratcongress; democrats; interrogation; liar; liarliar; pelosi
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Here comes the setup fot the "TRUTH COMMISSIONS"
1 posted on 05/14/2009 8:41:39 AM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

She keeps digging.....:)


2 posted on 05/14/2009 8:42:59 AM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: jessduntno

She is falling apart...


3 posted on 05/14/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: jessduntno
So it looks like there's lying involved here.Who would it be? Former President Bush or the Anything-But-Honorable Lady from San Francisco?

thinking........thinking......

4 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: jessduntno
so, she has gone from "they discussed waterboarding, but didn't say it had taken place", to "they explicitly said that waterboarding had NOT taken place"?

that's a heck of a jump.

5 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:09 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: jessduntno

LIAR!!!


6 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:09 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: jessduntno

Porter Goss was at that briefing. What does he say?


7 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:34 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: icwhatudo

Is she calling for the minutes to be released? WHat is her motiation here?


8 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:43 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: spyone

As was said....”Pelosi will now find out what happens when she calls the CIA liers.” Democrats would do well to divorce themselves from her.


9 posted on 05/14/2009 8:45:05 AM PDT by RC2
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To: icwhatudo

“She is falling apart...”

She looked even more demented than ususal...if she isn’t swallowing Valium by the bucket, I’ll go to work for BO and Big Mo as a house boy...


10 posted on 05/14/2009 8:45:23 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

I’d love to see the CIA release a memo with everything except the date, title, her name and the sentence “We are waterboarding suspects daily” blacked out.


11 posted on 05/14/2009 8:45:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications)
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To: NMEwithin

Looking at all the current events, I’d say Obama wants Pelosi GONE......


12 posted on 05/14/2009 8:45:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jessduntno

She can’t keep her story straight


13 posted on 05/14/2009 8:46:14 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jessduntno
Hey, Nancy...your smoke screen's not working.

You just look desperate now. Give it a rest.

14 posted on 05/14/2009 8:46:27 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: jessduntno

Wow. Just wow. There’s a woman who knows she’s in WAY over her head but isn’t smart enough to figure out how to stop digging.


15 posted on 05/14/2009 8:46:57 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: jessduntno

Isn’t this her 6th or 7th interpretation of what took place? Not that she had credibility to begin with but sheees, she sets new lows.

I’d say, we’ll release the transcripts when the after action reportts on how many lives were saved from the intellignece gained are also released. Not before.

Not so much fun when the shoe’s on your OWN foot, is it Madam? And that much more uncomfortable when that foot is in ones own mouth.....


16 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:01 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: JohnBrowdie

You missed the “yes they told me they were waterboarding, but said it was legal”


17 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:31 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jessduntno

Put her under oath and see if she says that.


18 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:40 AM PDT by Pete
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To: jessduntno

Breifings - - Hey Pelosi...U did not have just ONE.

lies covered up by Lies.......of course ...Pelosi is Really Dumb, she just cannot handle the Job, and the Administration knows it.


19 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:43 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Porter Goss was at that briefing. What does he say?”

He says SHE is lying;

In the fall of 2002, while I was chairman of the House intelligence committee, senior members of Congress were briefed on the CIA’s “High Value Terrorist Program,” including the development of “enhanced interrogation techniques” and what those techniques were.

[snip]

Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as “waterboarding” were never mentioned.


20 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:55 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

Pshyco Nan!.....Are you circling the drain?...What’s up?


21 posted on 05/14/2009 8:48:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jessduntno

Isn’t “Truth Commission” in association with “congress” an oxymoron?


23 posted on 05/14/2009 8:49:42 AM PDT by Designed
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To: jessduntno

This is how one call tell that Mrs. Pelosi is really very stupid.

This is why her speakership is at risk, and her stewardship over the House has been dreadful.

Wow, what a mess she is conjuring up for the House, her party, and the nation.


24 posted on 05/14/2009 8:50:13 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: pissant
You missed the “yes they told me they were waterboarding, but said it was legal”


ah, that's right. there was a step along the way in this path of lies. the fact that her story keeps changing, and that the different stories actually conflict with each other, necessarily means that she is lying.
25 posted on 05/14/2009 8:50:43 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: jessduntno

This is essentially the same tactic she used from the start. Her her hope/belief was that because of the sensitive nature, no one would ever know that she was briefed. Now she’s just falling back further to a position that if full brief brief were released it would tell that she didn’t know, knowing the odds of that happening are low or nonexistent. I wouldn’t be surprised if she already has received assurances the full brief won’t be released.


26 posted on 05/14/2009 8:51:12 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: All
Simple enough... Find and expose the staff members that were with her during the meetings... they should be ready to squeel like little piggies...
27 posted on 05/14/2009 8:51:13 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: jessduntno

She’s taking on the CIA - and she’s going on the record while VPDC is on the war path already?

There’s more to this. She’s fighting too hard and not being as crafty as normal.

It begs the question - is someone inside pushing some of these buttons? This is getting more than the one-day spin cycle we have become accustomed to when dealing with criticism of her majesty. Do we have a mini coup’ underway within the house majority?


28 posted on 05/14/2009 8:51:30 AM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Steny Hoyer is more likely behind this than BO; Hoyer has not liked her for a long time.


29 posted on 05/14/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: jessduntno
"shook her head in the affirmative"?

You shake your head (side-to-side) in the negative, but nod it (up-and-down) in the affirmative. Either the general dumbth is spreading, or Politico is catching something from Have-it-All-Ways Nanny.

30 posted on 05/14/2009 8:52:02 AM PDT by Tenniel2 (Memo to politicians: Don't worry about "shovel-ready." Worry about "pitchfork-ready.")
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To: spyone
She keeps digging.....:)

Yup. She's in major violation of The First Rule of Holes.

31 posted on 05/14/2009 8:53:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: spyone

Prediction: Pelosi will win re-election in 2010.

This will all blow over by next week, when the masses tune into the next juicy political/celebrity/reality show scandal.


32 posted on 05/14/2009 8:53:03 AM PDT by ForeignDude
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To: jessduntno

How long before Hoyer calls for her to step down?


33 posted on 05/14/2009 8:53:58 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: jessduntno
Pelosi: Bush briefers lied to me

Unless they said, "Hey Mrs. Pelosi, you are looking pretty today", then no one lied to her.

34 posted on 05/14/2009 8:54:06 AM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: jessduntno
"The only mention of waterboarding in the briefing was that it was not being employed,"

Did they mention that chinese water torture and bamboo under the fingernails was not being used either? Honestly, why would they mention tactics NOT being used?

35 posted on 05/14/2009 8:54:17 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: ForeignDude

Hoping your wrong, but you are probably right. Just Damn.


37 posted on 05/14/2009 8:54:30 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: jessduntno

wow. if they drug tested her right this moment, I am sure she would fail. it was that bad.


38 posted on 05/14/2009 8:54:55 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: Pharmboy
Steny Hoyer is more likely behind this than BO; Hoyer has not liked her for a long time.

'Rat fight!!!

Note to the DNC: Put it on pay-per-view. Might as well makes some money, eh?

39 posted on 05/14/2009 8:54:56 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Sacajaweau

That is my thinking also. She shot her mouth off a while ago about showing 0 who is in charge and this is the payback. Real popcorn event now. This could get very bloody before it is over. The only question I have is if Cheney is being set up also or is he just fanning the flame.


40 posted on 05/14/2009 8:55:07 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: jessduntno


41 posted on 05/14/2009 8:55:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Pete
Put her under oath and see if she says that.

Oaths mean so little...

Waterboard her!

42 posted on 05/14/2009 8:55:44 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jessduntno

If the intent of this is to remove Ms. Pelosi from the speakership I believe that those making the effort may come to rue the day they made this decision. Ms. Pelosi is one of the least intelligent (though quite clever and cunning) people to hold that position. And it is apparent that the speakership is her life. She will fight tooth and nail to keep hold of it. Ever try to take a bone away from a hungry dog? This ought to be fun to watch as she could make a real mess of it.


43 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:20 AM PDT by scory
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To: spyone

If that is her excuse, she is unfit for office.

FAIL


44 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:34 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: jessduntno

She is simply a liar ..............and she knows it.


45 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:46 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: jessduntno

Anything coming of the Pelosibimbo’s mouth is just a bunch of Obama.


46 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jessduntno


"The Bush Administration lied to me! Yea, that's it! They LIED to me!!"
47 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:59 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: spyone

Treasonous piece of filth. I can’t say what I’m thinking.


48 posted on 05/14/2009 8:57:04 AM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: lewisglad

Tomorrow.


49 posted on 05/14/2009 8:57:15 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Allegra
PALAMINO! PALAMINO!!!
50 posted on 05/14/2009 8:57:38 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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