The news today about the CIA is good.
[T]he [Enhanced Interrogation Techniques] program was thoughtfully developed, carefully circumscribed, briefed to Congress, and yielded information crucial to disrupting al Qaeda.
But alas! Nancy Pelosi did indeed know about the EIT program, even though she lied about it in order to smear the CIA.
The IG report belies House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claims that she wasn’t told about all this. “In the fall of 2002, the Agency briefed the leadership of the Congressional Intelligence Oversight Committees on the use of both standard techniques and EITs.
What is likely is that, in the manner of a person with dementia—or an incredibly stupid person—the Speaker of the House doesn’t remember what happens from one minute to the next, much less an event that occurred seven years ago, even if that event did concern the national security of the USA in the immediate wake of the worst terror attack on American soil.
However, what is even more likely is that the Speaker didn’t even bother to try to remember any such briefing nor did she bother to instruct her staff research congressional briefings of CIA programs for that year. Why not? Because when you’re trying to demonize a person or an organization, you will ignore the truth and automatically assume bad faith.
For the Left, its enemies are always wrong, and when the enemy’s assertions and/or actions are
correct, they are to be ignored. If
that’s impossible, the Left will twist such assertions or actions into an
unrecognizable shape. Need an
example? See how the Left has
characterized those citizens who are against Healthcare/Health Insurance Reform
and those who vocally redress said grievance before their
Back to the CIA; that organization is indeed and enemy of
the Left, no matter how many leftists work at
The reason is a simple one. Such organizations stand in the way of the unimaginable power that Leftists like Nancy Pelosi—and like Barack Obama—want to be able to wield over you. And over me. Once you accept this, the Left’s actions become totally predictable.
(Thanks to Ace of Spades HQ)