Skip to comments.Burying Benghazi - Nancy Pelosi...and her contempt for voters.
Posted on 05/10/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 10, 2014 4:00 AM
By Tom Rogan
Somebody said to me yesterday, either people have gotten tired of Benghazi or they never knew about it in the first place.
Nancy Pelosi, May 9, 2014
That wasnt just a slip of the tongue. Evidently, Pelosi was so enamored by somebodys quote that she had to repeat it to the world. She really shouldnt have.
After all, whatever individual voters might think about the domestic politics of Benghazi, celebrating boredom or disinterest in the murder of four Americans doesnt look great. Especially coming from a former speaker of the House. Still, no one should be surprised. This is just the latest burp from the intellectual black hole that is Nancy Pelosis national-security policy.
To begin, let us remind ourselves of a trip that then-Speaker Pelosi made back in April 2007. Against the wishes of the Bush administration, Pelosi went to Syria and met with Bashar Assad. During that visit, Pelosi made a rather remarkable statement: The road to Damascus is a road to peace. Even then, before the Syrian civil war, there was an extraordinarily toxic stupidity to those words. After all, as Pelosi praised Assad, his government was simultaneously facilitating al-Qaedas infiltration of Iraq. These terrorists were murdering hundreds of innocent Iraqis and American military personnel every month. As speaker of the House and a member of the Gang of Eight, Pelosi was fully aware of that reality. She simply didnt care. Regardless, seven years later, her quote carries a different echo. Because today, the road to Damascus is a modern-day Appian way except that, today, the littered dead are gassed children rather than gladiators. Some say that Pelosi couldnt have known Assads evil back in 2007. Thats a lie. The nature of the Assad regime has always been clear. Pelosi gave it legitimacy.
Then theres Pelosis record on the CIA interrogation saga. In 2002, she was briefed on the specifics of the CIAs Enhanced Interrogation Program, including on waterboarding. But in 2009, when 9/11s dust of falling bodies had settled and the publics memory of 9/11 had dissipated, Pelosi rewrote history. Keen to burnish her position with CIA haters on the left, Pelosi insisted that she hadnt been told about the waterboarding and that the CIA misled her. But watch this video and listen to the CIA official who briefed her. Its damning. Yes, today, congressional Democrats are united in their desire to sell the CIA down the river. Still, most are at least a little awkward about their hypocrisy. Not Pelosi; shes proud.
Then theres Pelosis record on Iraq. It can be described by only one word: abhorrent. To be clear, Pelosis vote against the Iraq War was a choice that history will judge for good or ill. Nevertheless, in 2006, she again descended into her black hole of political opportunism. Just watch this video. Obsessed by her irrational hatred for Bush (in stark contrast to Bushs kindness to her daughter), Pelosi was happy to lose a war in order to score a partisan victory. As former defense secretary Robert Gates has noted, during the surge, as the U.S. military bled to save Iraq, Pelosi persistently refused to give Petraeus a chance. As Gates sarcastically puts it, After all, one wouldnt want facts and reality not to mention the national interest to intrude upon partisan politics, would one? Instead, Pelosi played to the idiocy of groups like MoveOn.org (which, incidentally, petitioned against labeling Boko Haram as terrorists before pulling the petition off its website).
This is the speaker who the commander-in-chief believes should return to power. Theres a shameless arrogance to Pelosis national-security policy. The former speaker seems to genuinely believe that what she speaks in any one moment becomes the truth for all time. A world in which Pelosi is the sole arbiter of reality. Or, as Orwell put it in 1984, a world in which everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.
But Pelosis disdain is deadly serious, because when an 18-year-old stands watch on a distant battlefield, or a CIA officer works tirelessly to gather intelligence to protect America, or a young Syrian seeks to live another day, they deserve more than the posturing of a partisan zealot. They deserve the honesty of a leader who cares.
Yet more SHAMEFUL than Pelosi even BEING in congress are the idiot voters out there in Disneyland who keep sending this imbecile back again and again and again and...
Maybe the people who elect Pelosi feel the deaths of four SEALS is funny - or boring... They’re probably not much better than she is...
Don’t forget that the administration’s Ministry of Truth (minitru) is working overtime to `poo-poo’ this matter:
Today’s Muncie StarPress:
“Democrats divided over role in GOP’s new Benghazi probe.
Under a photo of Nancy Pelosi (Miss Lube Rack, 1946) is the caption, `House minority leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif, called the latest investigation—the eighth so far—into the deadly Benghazi assault a “political stunt.”
Associated Press, of course.
Why are they giving space to this minority loony?
Why not say it is an on-going investigation, (`ram-rodded’ by the flaccid Darrell Issa) rather than the “eighth”?
Because Democrats’ tails are in a crack and Trey Gowdy is taking names, and has never chewed gum!
If prosecutor Gowdy does what he always does, then Cruz/Gowdy, 2016. It’s past time to take America back.
Will Pelosi, the Obama Administration and MSM employees stoop this low? Headline:
Kidnapped Girls Petition Congress: Delay Benghazi Hearing Until We're Free
"No way," say racist Republicans.
Coupled with Harry Reid’s latest defiling pronouncements against the right...Pelosi’s mendacious and slanderous remarks is cause for serious alarm among all politicians...these two are part and parcel to Obama’s agenda to bring America’s demise to fruition. All three are enormously wealthy and will never suffer the consequences of their actions. What American could or ever would support one of these traitors.............?
And those CA voters should have to pay for her transportation to and from DC!
ole Nancy can't compare to Miss Polish Job 1951 !!!
Funny, she doesn’t look Polish.
Are you kidding, the shoes are a dead giveaway!
Word is that ol’ Nan may not be polish but she spends a great deal of time on KNOB HILL.
Think on it.
Bravo Tom Rogan.
Like 0bama, Pelosi is all about herself and furthering the leftist agenda, they’re both despicable.
And the thing about millions and millions of liberals is that they will then do exactly that.
We are looking at a mind control phenomenon concerning liberals in America that has literally never been seen before on this scale.
Oh right. Which two, Madame P?
Now we know why Mark Levin calls her “Stretch”.
Krauthammer: I Hope Pelosi Decides Not To Put Dems On The Panel So The GOP Can Focus
They don’t call her “NaziPelosi” without reason...
The implication is that it’s a grieving mother or father... but knowing that democrats are scummy liars it’s probably the liberal wife of a fourth cousin... Someone the SEAL
didn’t spend 5 minutes with a month. At best a liberal woman - ‘family’ by marriage - who doesn’t approve of war. Every family has one...
Barry Nancy instead.
My guess too.
"Political amnesia means never having to say you're sorry."