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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, whom the Repugnicans would love to pin the blame for the treasonous and unelected Bush regime’s illegal and immoral practice of torture, is pictured in Washington yesterday.
The scandal du jour is whether Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was or was not informed by the Central Intelligence Agency in fall 2002 about the use of waterboarding, a form of torture — or, as the Bush regime euphemistically called it, an “enhanced interrogation technique” — that simulates drowning.
I suspect that Pelosi is telling the truth and that the good ol’ boys of the CIA are not telling the truth, but for the moment, until and unless actual proof materializes, it seems to be a case of she said, they said.
Nonetheless, the disempowered Repugnicans aren’t missing the opportunity to dog pile upon Pelosi. The facts never got in their way.
The fact of the fucking matter is that the Repugnicans have hated Pelosi for years. That she became the nation’s first female Speaker of the House in 2006 really rattled the stupid white men’s cages.
Just as the Repugnicans — who talk tough but who actually are pussies who refuse to take responsibility for anything — would love to pin the blame for the Bush-induced shitty economy on President Barack Obama, they’d love to paint Pelosi as the Torturer in Chief.
Nice try, motherfuckers.
Even if it turns out that the CIA did inform Pelosi in September 2002 of the waterboarding that the Bush regime was conducting, in September 2002 Pelosi wasn’t even House minority leader yet (she was not elected to that post until November 2002).
In September 2002 Pelosi was the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. As a member of the party that so thoroughly was shut out of power by the Bush regime and the Repugnican-controlled Congress, how much power would Pelosi have had in the fall of 2002 — within six months before the Bush regime launched its illegal, immoral, unprovoked and unjust Vietraq War — to do anything about waterboarding anyway?
While we’re talking about torture, can we go ahead and put Dick Cheney, the actual Torturer in Chief, on trial for his treason, war crimes and crimes against humanity already?
It’s clear that the assbite now is only trying to make a “case” for himself that he was just doing what he thought was best for the nation when he committed his felonies as vice president. Cheney is trying to sway public opinion such that enough Americans incorrectly view him as the innocent victim should he ever actually be prosecuted for his crimes.
He is anything but an innocent victim.
He should be imprisoned.
And I don’t rule out waterboarding for him.