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Too bad she doesn’t look anything like Nancy Pelosi. Actually…none of this company’s celebrity action figures look like their subjects, but, oh well. It’s the thought that counts….
But shame on that doll company for finding humor in something as serious as waterboarding. Shame shame shame.
That reminds me, have you seen the latest Steven Crowder video?:
Hat tip: Blatherings for the video
You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not doing any serious reporting on the Pelosi/CIA memo story. But there’s really nothing new or surprising to report. Sure she didn’t back away from her smear of the CIA, and sure the Dems are now circling the wagons, but does that surprise, anyone?
The Republicans don’t want to call for her removal until she’s been given a chance to corroborate her claims with the memos they won’t let us see. Which is kind of frustrating.
Pelosi has probably weathered worse storms.
Congressman Peter Hoekstra is not letting this go…this is from the WSJ, dateline May 22, 8:47 pm:
Congress Knew About the Interrogations
It was not necessary to release details of the enhanced interrogation techniques, because members of Congress from both parties have been fully aware of them since the program began in 2002. We believed it was something that had to be done in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to keep our nation safe. After many long and contentious debates, Congress repeatedly approved and funded this program on a bipartisan basis in both Republican and Democratic Congresses.
Last week, Mr. Obama argued that those who implemented this program should not be prosecuted — even though the release of the memos still places many individuals at other forms of unfair legal risk. It appeared that Mr. Obama understood it would be unfair to prosecute U.S. government employees for carrying out a policy that had been fully vetted and approved by the executive branch and Congress. The president explained this decision with these gracious words: “nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past.” I agreed.
Unfortunately, on April 21, Mr. Obama backtracked and opened the door to possible prosecution of Justice Department attorneys who provided legal advice with respect to the enhanced interrogations program. The president also signaled that he may support some kind of independent inquiry into the program. It seems that he has capitulated to left-wing groups and some in Congress who are demanding show trials over this program.
Members of Congress calling for an investigation of the enhanced interrogation program should remember that such an investigation can’t be a selective review of information, or solely focus on the lawyers who wrote the memos, or the low-level employees who carried out this program. I have asked Mr. Blair to provide me with a list of the dates, locations and names of all members of Congress who attended briefings on enhanced interrogation techniques.
During a conference call with bloggers, on Wednesday, Rep. Hoekstra said he thought the materials would be provided, soon.
This thing ain’t over, yet.