Nancy Pelosi Should Resign

Thursday, May 7, 2009

100 Days Democrats

Despite vigorously claiming she was never briefed on the use of controversial torture techniques such as waterboarding, it appears House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finds herself in a quandary.

According to a 10-page CIA memo outlining a nearly seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials contradict Pelosi’s claims. The memo says then-Rep. Pelosi was one of the first two members of Congress to be briefed on harsh interrogation tactics. The other was then-Rep. Porter Goss.

The memo, issued by the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency to Capitol Hill, notes the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered “EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah.” EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique. Zubaydah was one of the first valuable al-Qaeda members captured and the first to have the controversial tactic known as water boarding used against him.

The issue of what Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew and when she knew it has become a matter of heated debate on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused her of knowing for many years precisely the techniques CIA agents were using in interrogations, and only protesting the tactics when they became public and liberal antiwar activists protested.

The time has arrived for the speaker to tender her resignation. I think, and I believe, the details contained in the CIA memo make it abundantly clear that Pelosi is unable to effectively lead the House of Representatives at this critical time in our nation’s history.

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19 Responses to Nancy Pelosi Should Resign

  1. Conejo1982 says:

    I’ve always disliked Pelosi.

    She’s a phony liberal who duped the voters of San Francisco into thinking she is one of them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    If she knew about torture for 7 years and lied about it, then she should be prosecuted along with the Bush team.

  2. JollyRoger says:

    Have I not been saying all along that the reason Chimpy isn’t worried about prosecution is that he knows the Congresscritters wouldn’t DARE?

    This is less than no surprise. I’ll bet my ass that the entire House “leadership,” as well as that of the Senate, is tainted enough to be legal accomplices after the fact.

  3. Robbie says:

    JR’s right on this one. I wouldn’t doubt it if all of the Democrat leaders knew about this and kept silent.

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  5. feminazi says:

    Unless this is a CIA shakedown, it looks like Pelosi is a liar. She knew as earlier as 2002 that Bush was using torture techniques and she said nothing. In 2006 when the Democrats took the majority in the House and she was elevated to Speaker, she still said nothing. Right now, this is a Beltway story but things like this have a way of moving quickly and developing a life of their own.

  6. Matteo says:

    This explains why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in no hurry to prosecute the Bush administration for torture. She was there all along.

    Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Guantanamo Cases

    http://www.propublica.org/article/government-could-destroy-records-in-hundreds-of-guantanamo-cases-507

    A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-known provision of a federal court order the Bush administration obtained in 2004.

    For four years, records in the prisoners’ habeas corpus lawsuits challenging the legality of their detentions have been piling up in a secure federal facility in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va.

    Because much of the information is classified, the 750 or so attorneys representing the prisoners are required to do and store all their work on-site.

  7. libhomo says:

    Pelosi always was a Gopper.

  8. TOM339 says:

    Nancy Pelosi should be ashamed of herself for lying about something as important as torture.

    I think — and I have no proof, this is just my take on the matter, I think Pelosi probably agreed to stay mum and in effect, protect George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    Don’t you fine it strange that she enabled Bush on Iraq all those years? She acted more like his husband and not the leader of the opposition party.

  9. Billup says:

    Law professor Jonathan Turley was a guest on Rachel Maddow’s program and this was the topic they discussed.

    Turley, like you, suggested Speaker Pelosi is in legal and ethical hot water over denying she was aware of the Bush administration and torture. Turley went so far as to imply there is the possibility Pelosi, as a member of Congress, had a legal requirement to come forward and expose the practice of torture and instead, she remained silent.

  10. Tiny Dancer says:

    The MSM is waiting for permission to pounce but when they do, Miss Nancy is going to find she’s in deep bandini on this one.

    Better start packing, bitch.

  11. Rachel says:

    I wrote Pelosi off when she took impeachment off the table. Now we know the reason. I have no doubt Cheney blackmailed her. Impeach Bush and they would go public with her knowledge of torture.

  12. Fran says:

    Pelosi is guilty of obstruction of justice in the Bush administration.
    It’s high time she be taken off the table.

    Question is: How the hell did she get re-elected?

  13. Estacada says:

    Pelosi is a pretend Dem. A DINO Dem.

    Nancy and her husband, Paul Pelosi, are heavily invested in the military, industrial complexes murder machinery. She always talked out of both side of her mouth when Bush was president.

    On the one hand, she would say she opposed our presence in Iraq. But when it came time to vote, she was always right there beside Bush and the neocons.

  14. Peace Nick says:

    Andrea Mitchell was all over this a minute ago with a reporter from The Nation named Joan Walsh.

    Walsh said: “This is a real problem for Pelosi because only a few weeks ago, she was a guest on the Rachel Maddow show and denied knowledge of torture.”

  15. Apparently there is a question of whether she was told that waterboarding was being used. What I’ve read suggests she wasn’t told that. Personally, keeping impeachment off the table was enough for me to see her step down. Sadly, her likely replacements wouldn’t have been better. Hoyer? There are only a handful of national politicians worth a damn and none of them are going to be allowed to actually exercise real power. We need a third party dedicated to truly progressive policies, because the democrats aren’t it (and the republicans aren’t even worth mentioning).

  16. Brigadoon says:

    We (or Nancy Pelosi) can parse this until there’s no tomorrow but the fact of the matter is, there are many forms of harsh interrogations. One is to use waterboarding, another involves electrodes on the genitals, another is sleep deprivation, while one is less rarefied by denying the victim food and water. The point is, Pelosi was briefed. She and Porter Goss were told by the CIA what they were up to and when asked, Pelosi lied and said she was told nothing.

  17. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Pelosi lies like a rug.

    She probably thought Obama would protect her once the cat was out of the bag. Her ghoulish face in this picture says it all: busted.

  18. Brigadoon says:

    Pelosi hightailed it out of the country this weekend and flew to Iraq to “surprise the troops.” Yeah, sure Nancy, you lying sack of shit. You just want this to die down before you return stateside and hope no one remembers.

  19. Bob deHaan says:

    We are fighting two wars against cowardly terrorists who hate the USA, Israel and everything the West stands for. They also hate and abuse women in their own culture. They despise weakness in their enemies and laugh in derision at those who call waterboarding and EIT torture. They respect our tough military men and women and are fighting fiercely to defeat them. Our armed and intelligence forces need our durable support and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude for their unwavering struggle for freedom. Politicians like Ms. Pelosi who vaccilate with the wind direction are demoralizing our soldiers. Left wing politicians lose wars by enabling the enemy. Let’s give our military all the solid support they have earned and deserve.
    May God bless and protect the USA!!!

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