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August 27, 2009

Overlooked Nugget: IG Report Confirms Nancy Pelosi Did in Fact Lie About Not Being Briefed on EITs

I missed this part, because I was still reeling from the horror of terrorists having cigar smoke in their faces. (And also being threatened with physical harm -- never did I imagine that when our guys were interrogating terrorists, threats might be part of the program. What, did I wake up in 1939? And in Berlin? And in Hitler's rumpus room?)

Now that I have all begun the recovery process from this psychical disruption, I can begin processing other information again.

The IG report belies House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claims that she wasn’t told about all this. “In the fall of 2002, the Agency briefed the leadership of the Congressional Intelligence Oversight Committees on the use of both standard techniques and EITs. . . . Representatives . . . continued to brief the leadership of the Intelligence Oversight Committees on the use of EITs and detentions in February and March 2003. The [CIA] General Counsel says that none of the participants expressed any concern about the techniques or the Program . . . .” Ditto in September 2003.

In related news, we have confirmation that rogue interrogators killed as many people as did Ted Kennedy's car. (And that guy is being prosecuted; prosecutors concluded that his last name was not "Kennedy" and therefore he was legally responsible for homicide.)


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