ok i knew they were waterboarding but.........

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    couldn't say anything.....what a douchebag....

    Pelosi defense: couldn't object in '03 - Glenn Thrush and John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com

    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?

    Pelosi has disputed a CIA document, released last week, that shows she was briefed in September 2002 on the “particular” interrogation techniques the United States had used on Al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah. Pelosi has said she was told then only that the Bush administration was considering using certain techniques in the future — and that it had the legal authority to do so.
     
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    As much as you might be angry with Pelosi for not being aware of the illegality of what was going on and/or for not taking greater action to prevent it; you must be angier at the Bush Administration and "Justice" officials who directly facilitated and authorized these practices.
     
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    This whole thing is similar to the old tale of the man who strangles his wife to death, and then turns to his shocked friend, saying "you didn't stop me, you're culpable too."
     
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    not really.....i have no problem with the way the terrorists were dealt with....
     
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    more like he told his friend he was going to strangle his wife....then went and did it....

    except in this case no one died of strangulation....
     
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    Will Cheney give her the top bunk doyathink? :eusa_angel:
     
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    If you have no problem with the way the terrorists were dealt with, then why did you call Pelosi a douchebag for not stopping them from waterboarding?

     
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    because she is a lying DUchebag.
     
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    Uh, not at all. The problem with Pelosi is the sheer hypocrisy she's displayed. My personal opionion is that the Bush Administration and "Justice" officials did what they felt they had to in order to prevent this nation's people from taking another hit.
     
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