Thursday, May 7, 2009

Implausable Deniability

Washington Post:

Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.

In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Now, Sydney Brillo Duodenum wishes his shaddenfraude could be saved for this loathsome bitch on some other national scandal. He doesn't enjoy seeing the politicization and hobbilation of our intelligence gathering, but to the extent that one side seeks to politicize matters directly tied to the enhanced interrogation techniques necessary to save American lives, then it's a necessary evil to lay everything and everyone out on the table. You want a conversation? OK, let's have it. Pelosi is one of the self-righteous, emo-teenagers presently running the country. She, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, the senile Patrick Leahy, President Poseur, and a bovine herd of other idiots and morons have inflicted serious damage on this country in a very short time.

Say what you will, but this country was strong for eight years - it defended itself, tracked down its enemies, cowed some here, and destroyed some there - but in three short months Democrats have conducted a shameful witch hunt, have diminished and attempted to criminalize the serious and legal efforts of patriots who exposed plots that would have murdered children very similar to the two that now reside peacefully in their beds chez SBD, and have simply lied to the American people about their own duplicitous participation. They are disgusting yellow cowards and need to be hounded from office.

We are to believe that we - America - are more of a threat to liberty and freedom than the maniacs gathering on the other side of a mountain range 60 miles from Islamabad. Those bastards are no different than the bastards that took over Iran in 1979 and bombed the barracks in Beirut and murdered Americans in foreign capitals and blew up the USS Cole and bombed airliners in flight at Christmastime and bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and destroyed it in 2001 and slaughtered thousands of Iraqis and talk of annihilating the Jews and scores and scores of other atrocities, stabbings, prickings and affronts to our western way. We are to stand down now. We are to have a national conversation of our so-called crimes in defense of ourselves because that will somehow make us stronger and make our enemies love us and talk to us.

They hate us still and laugh at us. They see a Nancy Pelosi lying to the American people, denying that she bought into the defense of the country - and they just laugh at us. Three months into the Obama administration and our enemies are now laughing at us. Beheaders sixty miles from Islamabad and our enemies are now laughing at us. Refusing to use the phrase Islamic terrorist and our enemies are now laughing at us. Promising to leave Iraq, come hell or highwater, on a specific date and our enemies are now laughing at us. Sending happy greeting videos to the Iranians and our enemies are now laughing at us. Bowing before a Saudi Muslim king and our enemies are now laughing at us. Releasing barely literate domestic terrorist analysis identifying regular Americans as rightwing, America hating extremists and our enemies are now laughing at us. Depositing hundreds of millions of dollars into Gaza (and then Swiss) bank accounts and our enemies are now laughing at us.

It's not funny.