Friday, May 8

How bad can 'Waterboarding' be....

How bad can 'Waterboarding' be if you can't remember the details of the briefing you had on it?
The memo, issued by the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency to Capitol Hill, notes the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered "EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah." EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique. Zubaydah was one of the earliest valuable al-Qaeda members captured and the first to have the controversial tactic known as water boarding used against him.

The issue of what Pelosi knew and when she knew it has become a matter of heated debate on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused her of knowing for many years precisely the techniques CIA agents were using in interrogations, and only protesting the tactics when they became public and liberal antiwar activists protested. - Washington Post
Very interesting how every new revelation in this issue makes the Speaker of the House look like she is either lying or a person who does not pay attention to the confidential information that is being given to her or is incapable of properly dealing with the information she is being given.

Either way, she is not doing her job properly. The important issue here is whether or not she has been using this issue as a political 'whacking stick' against her political opponents, distorting her complacency in the matter. One thing that is becoming very clear is that she and many of her fellow Democrats really don't care one bit about the terrorists being held in GITMO. Their main concern at the moment appears to be making sure that they don't get stuck with the responsibility of dealing with GITMO.

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