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Confirmed: Pelosi Lied About CIA Briefing on Waterboarding

woodbutcherjohn Wrote: May 02, 2012 10:18 AM
The truth is that she didn't say "No Comment", she specifically said that she wasn't briefed about the use of EITs. Leon Panetta said that was untrue, and now so does the guy who briefed her. The only thing she is protecting is the fact that she lied for political gain. Despicable!

Three years ago, I wrote a satirical column "defending" Nancy Pelosi against accusations that she had lied publicly about being briefed by the CIA about the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) -- including waterboarding -- on enemy detainees as far back as 2002.  Here's her infamous denial:

The evidence against Pelosi was so strong that her tale could only be explained one of two ways: Either (a) she was lying, or (b) a vast conspiracy had constructed a web of deceit to ensnare her. ...