Chart shows top Democrats were briefe...

Chart shows top Democrats were briefed on interrogations

There are 33 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 10, 2009, titled Chart shows top Democrats were briefed on interrogations. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Congressional Republicans on Friday accused Democrats of full complicity in the approval of the Bush administration's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects, citing a new accounting that shows briefings for some top Democrats on waterboarding and other harsh methods starting in 2002.

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Since: Apr 09

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 12, 2009
Nancy Pelosi made every attempt to cause any bit of trouble she could for the Bush administration. When she found out that she could possibly be implicated as well - she lied to save her own skin. Either that, she has a severe case of Alzheimers and should not be in office anymore. Heck, she should never have been in office in the first place. She's nothing but a troublemaker. She's a female Tom Dashel. She conducts herself as if she is entitled to special privledges. She doesn't care about American citizens. She cares about herself and her cronies. She has this look of arrogance on her face you'd like to slap it off. I would accept ANY other democrat except her.

“Things can only get better”

Since: May 08

Minneapolis

#4 May 12, 2009
Nancy Pelosi is saying that she has no recollection of being informed that water boarding was being done, only that it might be used.
She is so full of it. This is like most of the Democrats saying that they didn't vote to allow former President Bush the authority to begin the war in Iraq.
This is the typical Democrat response to any question about what they really did know and when they knew it. "I don't recollect".
Arrogant American

Lakeville, MN

#5 May 12, 2009
It's about time this story appeared. This story is five days old. Somehow I think that if this story was about a Republican lying, it would have been posted a long time ago.

Everybody knows that Pelosi is lying. Let's put her under oath and see if she answers the same way, under penalty of perjury.

Pelosi must be removed from Congress for lying and playing politics with our national security.

MNHawk

Since: Jun 08

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 May 12, 2009
I take it, the dumbest person to ever hold the position of Speaker, is no longer planning her little banana republic show trials?

Who knows, there might be 500,000,001 jobs lost, next month.
concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 12, 2009
Funny how there are no dems(liberals)defending their precious little Nancy on this.
Doug

Denver, CO

#8 May 12, 2009
MNHawk wrote:
I take it, the dumbest person to ever hold the position of Speaker, is no longer planning her little banana republic show trials?
Who knows, there might be 500,000,001 jobs lost, next month.
Really Mikey? Or did you hear Hannity say that? Rush?
O I know, Dick Cheney on Hannitys show. Right Mikey?
Arrogant American

Lakeville, MN

#9 May 12, 2009
Doug wrote:
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Really Mikey? Or did you hear Hannity say that? Rush?
O I know, Dick Cheney on Hannitys show. Right Mikey?
Pelosi's dishonesty makes it impossible for her to effectively continue as speaker of the house.
concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 12, 2009
still no one defending miss nancy. Anyone...Bueller?

MNHawk

Since: Jun 08

Eden Prairie, MN

#11 May 12, 2009
Doug wrote:
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Really Mikey? Or did you hear Hannity say that? Rush?
O I know, Dick Cheney on Hannitys show. Right Mikey?
Actually, my little 'ardlet stalker, I heard Pelosi mention the 500,000,000 jobs lost. 500,000,001 is my own creativity in action.

So what is a baboon to do? She did play you for a chump, promising you, she supported the enemy as much as you, just to turn out that she lied, and sided with ChimpyMcHalliCheney. It also makes it hard to criminalize political opposition when she, herself, is that political opposition.

Must $uck to be you, today.
concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 12, 2009
I, for one, am very dissapointed with the liberal dems this morning. Only Doug, from Canada, has the balls to show up, and he is way off base anyway, but at least he spoke up. Kind of hard for the libs to defend nancybitch this morning on this one
Chebama

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 12, 2009
Gee it only took the paper 5 days to even mention it albeit barely. Hmmm wonder why. Here's the speaker of the house, the most powerful woman in America caught in a bold faced lie and we get crickets. Change.

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 12, 2009
Chebama wrote:
Gee it only took the paper 5 days to even mention it albeit barely. Hmmm wonder why. Here's the speaker of the house, the most powerful woman in America caught in a bold faced lie and we get crickets. Change.
Still dont see nothing on the MSM on subject, wonder why?
Wondering

Minneapolis, MN

#15 May 12, 2009
I'm curious, did she know it was going on or that it was being considered? The article doesn't make it clear. Seems to be a pesky sticking point not acknowledged.

I'd like to know, but I think with the mindset of the Bush administration, complaining about it wouldn't have stopped it. The bushie machine had legal opinions that made it legal, they had the will to implement it and they weren't going to be stopped. You'd be considered unAmerican.

concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 12, 2009
jw in the grove wrote:
<quoted text>Still dont see nothing on the MSM on subject, wonder why?
Fox news covered this story a few days ago, but have seen nothing anywhere else. Even flipped to msnbc to see if they were saying anything, which of course they were not. Same ol same ol
concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 12, 2009
Wondering wrote:
I'm curious, did she know it was going on or that it was being considered? The article doesn't make it clear. Seems to be a pesky sticking point not acknowledged.
I'd like to know, but I think with the mindset of the Bush administration, complaining about it wouldn't have stopped it. The bushie machine had legal opinions that made it legal, they had the will to implement it and they weren't going to be stopped. You'd be considered unAmerican.
That is the whole issue. Bush had opinions that it was not torture, so of course it was used. Obama, the wimp that he is, thinks it might hurt the enemies feelings by using waterboarding, so of course he won't use it.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#18 May 12, 2009
Wondering wrote:
I'm curious, did she know it was going on or that it was being considered? The article doesn't make it clear. Seems to be a pesky sticking point not acknowledged.
I'd like to know, but I think with the mindset of the Bush administration, complaining about it wouldn't have stopped it. The bushie machine had legal opinions that made it legal, they had the will to implement it and they weren't going to be stopped. You'd be considered unAmerican.
I read the schedule and it said Pelosi was INFORMED. So either she is lying, she doesn't remember or the Debriefer misled Congress. I think this is a very important point. I think this must be hashed out in public. She is in too important of a position for this to be swept under the rug. We need a hearing.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#19 May 12, 2009
concerned wrote:
I, for one, am very dissapointed with the liberal dems this morning. Only Doug, from Canada, has the balls to show up, and he is way off base anyway, but at least he spoke up. Kind of hard for the libs to defend nancybitch this morning on this one
I am a liberal but maybe it is your language that is off-putting.
concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#20 May 12, 2009
falasha wrote:
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I am a liberal but maybe it is your language that is off-putting.
Oh my. The language is putting you off? Isn't admitting that you are a liberal pretty much the same as admitting that you have a small weinie if you are a girlie boy, and hair on your chest if you are a girlie girl?
Chebama

Saint Paul, MN

#21 May 12, 2009
falasha wrote:
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I read the schedule and it said Pelosi was INFORMED. So either she is lying, she doesn't remember or the Debriefer misled Congress. I think this is a very important point. I think this must be hashed out in public. She is in too important of a position for this to be swept under the rug. We need a hearing.
Kudos to you for being consistent.

I really don't think we need hearings. For one I think it's merely a political witch hunt. It will be interesting to see if they are as eager now that Pelosi knew about it.(I'm sorry, she's changed her story 4 times now in 1 week, she's lying) It was a decision that is easy to criticize 8 years removed from 9-11.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#22 May 12, 2009
Chebama wrote:
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Kudos to you for being consistent.
I really don't think we need hearings. For one I think it's merely a political witch hunt. It will be interesting to see if they are as eager now that Pelosi knew about it.(I'm sorry, she's changed her story 4 times now in 1 week, she's lying) It was a decision that is easy to criticize 8 years removed from 9-11.
When did she change her story? I think she has been consistent. But if she is getting senile, she must be removed. Or if she is a liar she must be removed.

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