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Pelosi stopped one CIA operation. So why not waterboarding?
The Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 01/29/2010 12:45:28 PM PST by ColdOne

In mid-2004, then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi learned something from a CIA briefing that made her blood boil. Pelosi reportedly "came unglued" at the revelation and had "strong words" with national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, demanding that the CIA abandon its plans. As a result, a top-secret finding that President George W. Bush signed to authorize the CIA's activities was revised. Pelosi succeeded in stopping the agency from moving forward with the controversial operation.

What drove Pelosi to action? Not the CIA's waterboarding of suspected al-Qaeda terrorists. In a 2009 interview, a former senior Bush administration official directed me to a little-noticed item from Time magazine. According to this 2004 report, Pelosi objected to a CIA plan to provide money to moderate political parties in Iraq ahead of scheduled elections, in an effort to counter Iran, which was funneling millions to extremist elements. "House minority leader Nancy Pelosi 'came unglued' when she learned about what a source described as a plan for 'the CIA to put an operation in place to affect the outcome of the elections,' " Time reported.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhocia; cia; pelosi; thiessen

1 posted on 01/29/2010 12:45:29 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Pelosi has got to go!
2 posted on 01/29/2010 12:54:09 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

And where is the outrage of Obama paying off the taliban, but not the ‘real bad guy’s’(per Hillary Clinton), just the moderate taliban.
And the Taliban says, there’s not such thing as a ‘moderate taliban’...... ....


3 posted on 01/29/2010 1:10:06 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Freddd
"And where is the outrage of Obama paying off the taliban, but not the ‘real bad guy’s’(per Hillary Clinton), just the moderate taliban. And the Taliban says, there’s not such thing as a ‘moderate taliban’......

Fredd, Pelosi was just ticked off because the CIA started using ACORN's methods without paying them a royalty.

Pelosi knows firsthand that these methods work & she didn't want Bush --and the country-- to have a win by using them.

4 posted on 01/29/2010 1:41:07 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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