Doug Giles

Either Nancy Pelosi is lying her backside off regarding her knowledge of the CIA’s irrigation for information techniques, or one of the side effects of a high dollar Botox habit includes severe short-term memory loss.

Here are the facts Karl Rove compiled regarding the current crap Pelosi is now slinging, and I quote . . .

• Here's what we know. On Sept. 4, 2002, less than a year after 9/11, the CIA briefed Rep. Porter Goss, then House Intelligence Committee chairman, and Mrs. Pelosi, then the committee's ranking Democrat, on EITs including waterboarding. They were the first members of Congress to be informed (That’s first, not second, or 500th, but first, Nancy. Don’t remember? Maybe you need some Focus Factor).

• In December 2007, Mrs. Pelosi admitted that she attended the briefing, but she wouldn't comment for the record about precisely what she was told. (What do you think old Nancy is doing here? Is she Botoxing? Does she have selective amnesia? Perhaps, a senior moment? Or is she revving up the engines on her BS Express?). At the time the Washington Post spoke with a “congressional source familiar with Pelosi's position on the matter” and summarized that person's comments this way: “The source said Pelosi recalls that techniques described by the CIA were still in the planning stage—they had been designed and cleared with agency lawyers but not yet put in practice—and acknowledged that Pelosi did not raise objections at the time.” (No objections, as in none, from Pelosi. Nancy didn’t dust up in the least bit. You’d figure she would have popped a dang blood vein in her noggin seeing how much she “hates” waterboarding and all, but alas, nada).

• When questions were raised last month about these statements, Mrs. Pelosi insisted at a news conference that “We were not—I repeat—were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used.” Mrs. Pelosi also claimed that the CIA “did not tell us they were using that, flat out. And any, any contention to the contrary is simply not true.” She had earlier said on TV, “I can say flat out, they never told us that these enhanced interrogations were being used.”

And with that statement Nancy felt exonerated, free and clear from any culpability, that is until Panetta and Goss had to go and open their big damn mouths and confuse everybody with the facts.

From Rove again . . .

Doug Giles

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