Friday, May 15, 2009

GOP: Party without Substance. Smear Pelosi and Support CIA Torturers.

I like the idea that the Democratic Party has chosen to oppose torture. It fun, in a surreal way, to listen to sadistic Republican torture advocates seek support and affirmation for the most un-American form of information gathering known to man. For instance, Sen. Kit Bond's response to Pelosi’s recent comments:
AP - Congressional Republicans are rushing to defend the CIA after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the spy agency of misleading her and other lawmakers about its use of waterboarding during the Bush administration. "I think it's a tragedy that we are seeing this massive attack on our intelligence community which has kept us safe," Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show where he questioned why Pelosi was "going after the agency and calling them liars."
Oh by the way, “Bond said he was not with Pelosi when the spy agency briefed her.” So of course, he would be qualified to dispute Pelosi story, right? That ignores the fact that: The CIA was widely criticized for its intelligence gathering prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and faced questions about its information on suspected weapons of mass destruction in Iraq prior to the start of the war in March 2003. The weapons were never found.
Not quite a record of stellar accuracy. Bond would have to criticize former Sen. Bob Graham:
The Atlantic Monthly: Sen. Graham says that some of the briefings in which he was allegedly filled in about waterboarding and related techniques never occurred. This matters, because the CIA's claims are part of the same argument that Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress had known about and acquiesced to waterboarding all the way along. Graham also has a specific reputation for keeping detailed daily records of people he met and things they said. He's sometimes been mocked for this compulsive practice, but he's never been doubted
about the completeness or accuracy of what he compiles.
Sen. Kit Bond would rather wave the flag again in blind allegiance supporting “our intelligence community which has kept us safe,” the CIA.

That specifically disputes what part of Pelosi’s statements, Kit?

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