Republicans Dispute Pelosi's Claim That She Couldn't Stop Interrogation Techniques
This is an article worth reading. Poor Nancy is getting in deeper and deeper on the CIA interrogation issue. The part that caught my eye though was this.
On Thursday, Pelosi protested that when she moved to the top spot in the Democratic caucus, her priorities necessarily changed and a letter of complaint was not her responsibility.
"My job was to change the majority in Congress and to change --- to fight to have a new president because what was happening was not consistent with our values, certainly not true and something that had to be changed. We did that. We have a new president. He says he's going to ban torture," she said.
"But no letter could change the policy," Pelosi said. "It was clear we had to change the leadership of the Congress and the White House. That was my job."
So, she didn't have time to worry about national security, what with an election to concentrate on and all.
I would like to be outraged at this but I can't even pretend anymore. I think the only thing that stuns me is that she appears to believe this is a reasonable explanation.
The only thing that keeps the whole thing reassuring is that with this controversy, Pelosi changes her excuse everyday. So tomorrow will bring a whole new explanation.