GOP backs CIA in dispute with Pelosi

GOP backs CIA in dispute with Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans are rushing to defend the CIA after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the spy agency of misleading her and other lawmakers about its use of waterboarding during the Bush administration.

The issue of what did the speaker know about the interrogation method – and when did she know it – has deepened the fault lines between the two political parties. Pelosi was unequivocal about a CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002.

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GOP backs CIA in dispute with Pelosi

1st, to make this crystal clear to any new readers, or to those that may have forgotten, I am not a Democrat, nor am I a Republican, those parties are doing everything within their power to turn this into a full blown political issue.

This in not about the assignment of blame, finger pointing, *he said, she said* and all the other BS that is being rolled out there for our enemies to see. This isn’t about political ideologies, this isn’t about being able to say *gotcha* to your fellow elected officials. This is an issue of just what are we, as a nation and a people, willing to do to keep this nation safe from our enemies, what are we willing to do to save AMERICAN lives.

On Friday, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee contradicted Pelosi’s claims and questioned her criticism of the nation’s spy operations.

“I think her accusations against our terror-fighters are irresponsible and, according to the CIA’s record, Speaker Pelosi was briefed on what had been done,” said Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri. “It’s outrageous that a member of Congress would call our terror-fighters liars.”

If the CIA says they have the records of Pelosi being briefed, you can bet the farm, they have the necessary proof. Citation is everything, and those guys are really good at gathering, and cataloging Intel, all sorts of Intel.

During the Clinton administration our Intel and military capabilities were cut down to bare bones. That was a seriously dangerous position for the USA to be in. When George Bush took office the 1st time, he inherited an Intel gathering service that was weakened beyond belief. Weakness on our part was the reason our enemies enjoyed their success where the attacks of 9-11 were concerned. The Clinton administration had made errors that made us perilously vulnerable to attack, and on the morning of 9-11, that vulnerability became a harsh reality.

I don’t blame George Bush for the attacks of 9-11, I don’t directly blame Bill Clinton either. While I feel that Clinton was fully responsible for the lapse of national security, I blame our enemies, radical Islam, for the attacks of 9-11. The vulnerability was there, our leaders placed that vulnerability in the forefront of national security and the attackers of 9-11 exploited those vulnerabilities to the fullest.

The CIA was widely criticized for its intelligence gathering prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and faced questions about its information on suspected weapons of mass destruction in Iraq prior to the start of the war in March 2003. The weapons were never found.

I have long felt that George Bush took us to Iraq under less than honest declarations. The Bush administration used information that was based solely on data gathered by a severely weakened CIA. Under the Bush administration, the CIA was once again brought back to a level of capability that made their Intelligence gathering, and situational analysis, highly reliable once again.

The United States has not been attacked, on our shores, since that tragic September morning, and I do NOT believe that the enemies of this nation fired their ONLY shot on that morning. There are still those that would use any method of attack at their disposal to harm this nation and kill our people. We have not been attacked because the terrorists went soft, we have not been attacked because the radicals of Islam suddenly had a change of heart and have spared us the wrath of their fury.

We have not been attacked simply because our terror fighters, the CIA and other affiliate organizations, have been out there doing everything within their power to protect the American people and keep us safe. Pelosi knows this, Pelosi knew ALL the details a long time ago, now she only seeks to use those details in an attempt to strengthen the hold that the socialist Democrats have on this nation!

The MSM is at odds with themselves, a few reporters seem to be aware that Pelosi is a LIAR. Some seem to be aware that the CIA is doing whatever has to be done to keep this nation safe. Then there are some in the MSM, even at FOX News, that are falling hard to the left, FOXNews Shepard Smith: We don’t f*cking torture, I am seriously surprised that Shepard Smith was allowed to remain on FOX after his tirade. Not so much for dropping the *F* bomb but for his continued tirades regarding what Pelosi and Company perceive to be torture.

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17 Responses to GOP backs CIA in dispute with Pelosi

  1. GM Roper says:

    Smith is, methinks primarily an entertainer and NOT a real reporter. He “presents” so called “news” in an entertaining “Aw shucks” fashion coupled with his boyish grin. That is the some total of it. IMHO that is!

  2. TexasFred says:

    You think a lot more of *Nancy Boy* Smith than I do… :?

  3. TexasFred says:

    CIA Director Leon Panetta challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusations that the agency lied to her, writing a memo to his agents saying she received nothing but the truth.

    Panetta said that “ultimately, it is up to Congress to evaluate all the evidence and reach its own conclusions about what happened.”

    Read it all here:
    CIA director says Pelosi received the truth

    NANCY PELOSI IS A LIAR!

  4. mrchuck says:

    Smith is, methinks primarily an entertainer and NOT a real reporter by: GM Roper

    I totally agree with GM Roper. Attempting to mold news is just disgusting. Shepard Smith is just a Mississippi shucker and jiver. The real news here is that Mrs Pelosi has got her “tit caught in the wringer” and is trying her best to pull it back out without losing her nipple.

    So, will she succeed?? She has been in Congress for a lot of years now, and definitely has a lot of “dirt” on a lot of other politicians. This is how she got to be Speaker of the House, by not “spewing” out all the dirt on the other congresscritters.

    Personally. I predict that the Obama close confidants will do their best to have her trip up and fall directly under the OBAMA BUS.

    She has taken Obama’s name and Administration from the front page of news, and inserted her own. This means death in socialistic politics.

    The buzzards have already started to circle above her.

  5. TexasFred says:

    The White House refrained from picking sides Friday in a nasty accusations battle emerging between President Obama’s CIA director and the Democratic Speaker of the House.

    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declined to comment during his daily briefing after he was asked about a memo CIA Director Leon Panetta, who was handpicked by Obama, circulated to CIA employees, refuting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) charge from Thursday that the agency lied to her in 2002.

    Full Story Here:
    White House ducks Pelosi-CIA battle

    And to Mr. Chuck: You DO know?? There are some things that are SO disgusting that even a buzzard won’t eat em don’t you?? :?

    Pelosi IS one of those things… :P

  6. hardheadedtexan says:

    Nancy Pelosi is a powerful, dangerous very power hungry woman….she is a liar and does not have the best interest of the United States on her agenda…She only has herself and the Democrat party power on her agenda.

    GO CIA GO!!!

  7. Snooper says:

    Obama’s CIA Directer is now backing the CIA, virtually throwing Pelosi under the bus.

    TheHill.com – CIA director says Pelosi received the truth

  8. TexasFred says:

    Ya know, I don’t think I would want to be in the same car, airplane, bus or building with Pelosi at this point in time… :?

    Just sayin’… :twisted:

  9. hardheadedtexan says:

    Since Pelosi’s face is so frozen from Botox.
    Blink once for truth.
    Blink twice for lie.

  10. ablur says:

    This is another attempt to further expose our intelligence gathering and interrogation techniques. This is a complex ploy to further increase our vulnerability and make us more accepting of globalist intentions. We can’t do it without their help or approval, tying us to the UN or some global body.

    BO has made every attempt to fully expose us to the enemy. Nancy is working the angle as well. They should be brought up on charges of treason.

  11. I would not at all be surprised if Pelosi suddenly suffered from a previously undiagnosed heart problem in the next few months.

    Maybe not fatal, but enough to, you know, make it prudent for her to resign her public place…

  12. BobF says:

    What concerns me is that the people in the CIA, FBI, and other agencies which gather intelligence to protect this nation will become “gun shy” in their efforts. If they know Congress will be gunning for them at the first infraction or misstep, they’re not going to go full bore in their efforts to protect us. Pelosi and her kind are putting this nation at risk in ways they can’t imagine.

  13. TexasFred says:

    Bob, during the Clinton administration the military and Intel services were ALL at a low level of motivation… That was sad too, but as you say, people like Pelosi have NO idea the dangers they are bringing to the American people…

    But you know what?? IF we were to be attacked at any time during the Obama administration, you can bet your bottom dollar, ALL the libberpukes would blame it on Bush…

  14. russellshih says:

    Nancy Pelosi is hollowing foul and time out, but Nancy the clock is winding down and the onrushing events are over-taking you the game is coming to an end and with it your speakership.

  15. Duh.

    Pelosi = LIAR.

    BZ

  16. mark says:

    Almost makes one misty for the enemy-culling talents of J Edgar Hoover. You can bet Pelosi would not be foolish enough to have slandered his team in this way.

    I have known Americans to spit on returning soldiers, burn/urinate/trod on the Stars & Stripes, ridicule God & his flock, desecrate funerals, and vandalize national monuments.

    I have never known a conservative to do any of these vile acts; always a liberal. Always.

    Now, we can add selling out our nations security for political gain to that list.

    Patriotism is not that difficult to measure.

  17. Pelosi moved her lips

    Therefore

    She’s telling a lie