I didn’t think that anything could ever happen to make me feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi but her press conference today was a train wreck. It was very uncomfortable to watch her address her changing stance on Water Boarding, she nervously read off scripted answers, and looked visibly shaken at points. To this untrained observer it seemed as if there was not one word of truth in her statement (a poor quality video of the conference is above-I will replace it when a better one becomes available). The other video (below) is the CNN talking about the conference which generously says..this one didn’t “do it”
The key points she made were:
- THEY (the CIA) lied to her and congress. “Yes I am saying the CIA was misleading the Congress and at the same time the (Bush) administration was misleading the Congress on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, to which I said that this intelligence doesn’t support the imminent threat” The CIA has already pushed back and said they stand by the document provided by Leon Pannetta which indicates that Pelosi knew about EIT’s in 2002 (see below)
- Pelosi admitted that she did know that the EITs were going to be used. “I am telling you they told me they approved these and said they wanted to use them but said they were not using waterboarding,” she said.
- She also indicated that the only job she has as speaker of the house is political, to assure a democratic majority and the election of a democratic president.
- She reitorated her support of a “truth commision and said the America wants one (polls indicate that she is wrong).
This is almost a Shakespearian tradgedy, Hubris destroying the main actor in this ongoing political play. Methinks the lady has one foot on the banana peel and one in the grave..
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