Pelosi v. CIA (Update)

From Politico

CIA Director Panetta:

"Let me be clear: It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values. As the Agency indicated previously in response to Congressional inquiries, our contemporaneous records from September 2002 indicate that CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, describing “the enhanced techniques that had been employed.” Ultimately, it is up to Congress to evaluate all the evidence and reach its own conclusions about what happened."

Speaker Pelosi:
"We all share great respect for the dedicated men and women of the intelligence community who are deeply committed to the safety and security of the American people. My criticism of the manner in which the Bush Administration did not appropriately inform Congress is separate from my respect for those in the intelligence community who work to keep our country safe. What is important now is to be united in our commitment to ensuring the security of our country; that, and how Congress exercises its oversight responsibilities, will continue to be my focus as we move forward."
If the CIA lied then, it is lying now. Or is she substituting "Bush Administration" for CIA to deflect attention from already being on the record saying the CIA misled her in 2002? Or is lying to Congress only a problem when the accused is a Republican?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Face the facts, Pelosi is lying thru her teeth. You only have to look at her face and listen to her stumble to easily determine that she is a prevaricator prevaricating. And she's very good at it!