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April 25, 2009

Ex-CIA Chief And Former Head Of House Intelligence Committee Porter Goss: Democrats Are Full Of Crap On Enhanced Interogations

Nothing like watching Democrats pretend to be shocked! shocked! that prisoners weren't be treated as honored house guests.

Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as "waterboarding" were never mentioned. It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. In that case, though, perhaps it is not amnesia but political expedience.

Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:

-- The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.

-- We understood what the CIA was doing.

-- We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.

-- We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.

-- On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.

I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.

Read the whole thing. You'll enjoy the unicorn and fairy dust references.

I'm pretty sure Nancy is going to play the "I've had so much Botox shot in my face, I don't remember anything before 2003" card any day now.


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