This was not the usual politician half-truth or exaggeration, but a bold-faced lie to cover her ass for years of criticizing the Bush Administration, complaining that waterboarding was torture.
Now, she has a different version.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned in early 2003 that the Bush administration was waterboarding terror detainees but didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.
The Pelosi camp’s version of events is intended to answer two key questions posed by her critics: When, precisely, did she first learn about waterboarding? And why didn’t she do more to stop it?
More lies from the U.S. House Speaker.
The more she speaks, the more she lies. She's caught red-handed.
Pelosi had no problems criticizing Bush for anything. Why should you or I believe that she lacked any authority (moral or otherwise) to speak out at the time, if she really had concerns.
It seems to me Pelosi is a chameleon. She has no natural color, no natural inherent principled beliefs. Whatever her background is, that's what she is.
She is the worst kind of politician in the world. I can have more respect for those leftists that stick with their principles, as flawed as I may think they may be. I can have no respect for pols like Pelosi, who are worse than a used car salesman.
And if Bush Administration officials are prosecuted, then politicians like Nancy Pelosi should face charges for being complicit in this entire situation.