Want To Get Away?

2009-05-14

Hat tip: Lucianne.com

Hey, why back down off the ledge when you can double down on your untenable position and outright accuse the CIA of lying to Congress, a serious crime?

Pelosi: CIA lied to Congress about harsh tactics

“The CIA was misleading the Congress” as part of a broader Bush administration pattern of deception about its activities, said Pelosi, D-Calif. “The only mention of waterboarding at that briefing was that it was not being employed.”

Asked whether the agency lied, she said yes.

Her comments amount to an allegation that the CIA violated its legal obligation to keep congressional leaders informed. Republicans responded by ratcheting up their criticism of Pelosi.

“I think the problem is that the speaker has had way too many stories on this issue,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.

See also:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: CIA Lied to Me
Pelosi: CIA misled her on waterboarding
Pelosi: The CIA Lied
Pelosi Accuses CIA of ‘Misleading’ Her on Interrogations
Pelosi and CIA Clash Over Contents of Key Briefing
Congress and Waterboarding
Someone’s Lying

But wait, there’s more . . .

Dems: CIA briefers may have broken law

Democrats on the House intelligence committee said Thursday that CIA officers broke the law in 2002 if they told Nancy Pelosi then that they had not yet engaged in waterboarding.

“If they make a false report, absolutely it’s illegal,” said Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “If they fail to make a report when they’re obligated to that is also illegal — a violation of the National Security Act.”

Said CIA Spokesman George Little: “It is not the policy of the CIA to mislead the United States Congress.”

Wow, so Adam Schiff, among others, decides to put on his California king lemming costume and follow Nancy over the cliff. I hope he realizes that Mistress Nancy just declared war on the CIA and the CIA, especially after the abuse they’ve taken over the last month, won’t just lay down and take this quietly. Hey Nancy . . .

Well, what about it Nancy, you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?

/I fear this won’t end well for Madame Speaker’s Speakership, if she continues to press on