Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pelosi in the Wind

The broadcast news today displayed House Speaker Nancy twirling in the wind regarding when she knew what about torture. As much as I appreciate the fact she's a democrat I still have my problems with her and have, off and on during the last few years. I can't be descriptive on the formation of my opinion but that's part of the beauty of having a blog I guess. Others do it better, but I am what I am....naturally lazy. That said, what I like about the position Pelosi finds herself in is that it places her where she may push to have more of her dealings, hence where the Bush administration was, brought to light. Where I'm disappointed is that it takes a threat to her to make this happen if she knows something. The jury's out.
Torture is torture. Plain and simple. If you condone it, you're wrong....if you authorize it from a position of responsibility, you broke the law, ours and the rest of the civilized world's. I really hope this exposes the entire Bush regime sales job to justify invading Iraq. Or not, however it comes out.


  1. I think it is wonderful. She is telling it like it is. The problem is that Jay Rockefeller, Bob Graham, and the facts are backing her up about the CIA. Remember "Yellow Cake", "Slam Dunk" and the famous Bush speech about how the smoking gun from the CIA was heading our way in the form of a mushroom cloud. All lies told by the Bush mis-administration, with back up from the CIA to help get us to war in Iraq.

    Yeah, her message is a little mixed, but that's ok. If it gets us to investigations with the Rethugs shouting for them.. lets All the better for it.

    Plan worked, and she suffers not.

  2. Hi Annette! Yep, I think you're right and she'll come out just fine. She's calling the CIA on lies and I hope she and the others push it.

  3. I think it's all going pretty well. They're talking up her credibility "problem", but her credibility is not terribly important in the larger scheme of things. It wouldn't change the legality or lack thereof of what was done if she threw on cheerleader outfit and started yelling, "Give me a T!" The meme that the Republicans are trying to drown out is why did all this happen in the first place? If there was even an element of CYA for invading Iraq, well, I'm not even sure what kind of crime that is, but it's going to be less popular than your ticking time bomb scenario they love so much.

  4. I've had a lot of problems with Pelosi in the past. Needless to say, she is not one of my favorite Democrats.

    That said, I do, and will, stand by her on this. Maybe now the push for a "truth commission" or a special prosecutor will intensify and we will be able to get to the whole truth about the matter of the torture memos, and who knew what and when.

    If we should find out that Pelosi, and any other Democrats, actually did have more to do with this than she is saying, then she/they deserves to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and will lose any trust I have in her/them.

  5. The truth? I don't know what to think about who knew what when.

    But the bottom line is, the mess must be investigated and prosecuted. And who might get taken down with it is inconsequential.