Democrats: Only Objecting When It Profits Themselves Most
So not only did House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, have previous knowledge of water boarding in 2002, she also did not object. Pelosi was part of a gang of 4 which were present in 30 intelligence meetings discussing the CIA's use of "harsh interrogation methods" and had no objections to the use of water boarding.
Pelosi declined to comment directly on her reaction to the classified briefings. But a congressional source familiar with Pelosi's position on the matter said the California lawmaker did recall discussions about enhanced interrogation. The source said Pelosi recalls that techniques described by the CIA were still in the planning stage -- they had been designed and cleared with agency lawyers but not yet put in practice -- and acknowledged that Pelosi did not raise objections at the time.
PoliPundit sums it up;
Newsbusters is also ALL over it.
Go figure. So, this means the Democrats knew of and did not object to “Bush’s secret prisons.”
This means the Democrats knew of and did not object to “the Bush Administration’s use of torture.”
This means the Democrats have done nothing but politicize the conduct of the war for political gain for the last 3 + years.
Again, hypocrisy is a virtue for the modern left.