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x-CIA Counterterror Chief says Pelosi ‘Reinventing the Truth’ about Waterboarding
Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 04/30/2012 2:10:56 PM PDT by lbryce

In an explosive memoir released today, former CIA counterterrorism chief Jose Rodriguez provides new evidence that Rep. Nancy Pelosi lied when she declared she had not been briefed about the use of waterboarding.

Recall that in a Capitol Hill news conference three years ago, Pelosi (D-Calif.) vehemently denied being told about the use of waterboarding at a CIA briefing in September 2002. “We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used,” Pelosi said. She later changed her story, telling reporters, “We were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used.” She claimed she learned about the use of waterboarding the following year, only after other lawmakers were told by the CIA. “I wasn’t briefed, I was informed that somebody else had been briefed about it,” she said.

If Rodriguez is right, each of these statements is false. But other than a chart released by the CIA noting that Pelosi, then the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, and Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.), then chairman of the committee, had been given a “description of the particular [enhanced interrogation techniques] that had been employed,” there was little public evidence to contradict Pelosi’s claims. So she got away with it — until today.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: california; nancypelosi; pelosi; prissypelosi; waronterror; waterboarding
What's with this "reinventing the truth"? "The b*tch lied" works quite well all by itself. Prissy Pelosi lied. What's with this cutesy circumlocution crap?
1 posted on 04/30/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Nazi Pelousy lied. No secret there. It was pretty obvious she was lying at the time, too, as I recall.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: lbryce

I remember seeing Dr. Scheuer’s reaction at the time.

He called her a liar at the time.

No need to wait 3+ years.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: lbryce; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Ernest_at_the_Beach
There is a simple way to settle this once and for all. Pelosi should formally request that the Obama administration declassify the cable that was sent from headquarters to the field reporting on the details of her Sept. 4, 2002, briefing

And snowballs won't melt in hell.

4 posted on 04/30/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: lbryce

Often, in a fairy tale the virtuous character is physically beautiful and the wicked character is ugly or even repulsive.

In Pelosi’s case, the stereotype is true.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 2:59:41 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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Porter Goss was sitting next to Pelosi at the briefing. What does he have to say?

Porter Goss, calling Porter Goss...

6 posted on 04/30/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; calif_reaganite; ...
"Pelosi, reinventing the truth."

Well why not?

First Algore invented the internet, then reinvented government, the re-engineered government, then invented a so-called "inconvient truth" that was one of the ultimate un-truths of all time!!!

7 posted on 04/30/2012 3:35:25 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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