House Democrats defeated a measure that would have created a bipartisan panel to look into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the CIA misled her with regard to waterboarding.
While I’m not surprised the dems shot the bill down, I am dismayed. What causes me concern is if the CIA lied, then what else have they lied to our leaders about. What other untruths have been told to exact a particular response from former leaders?
In a speech today, Dick Cheney said, “In my long experience in Washington, few matters have inspired so much contrived indignation and phony moralizing as the interrogation methods applied to a few captured terrorists.” He also said the Speaker and other lawmakers were briefed on “numerous occasions” on the techniques.
The House Democrats didn’t themselves any favors by voting this bill down. Let’s get to the truth.