CIA To Nancy Pelosi–You Lie! America To Nancy Pelosi–Goodbye!

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As a follow up to this posting here on just-a-regular-guy.com, the generally left leaning washingtonpost.com is reporting this evening that the CIA has finally released documentation reinforcing earlier claims that Nancy Pelosi was indeed well aware of the techniques the agency had intended to or were already utilizing while interrogating terrorists in U.S. custody.
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CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of ‘Enhanced Interrogations’

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.

The memo, issued by the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency to Capitol Hill, notes the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered “EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah.” EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique. Zubaydah was one of the earliest valuable al-Qaeda members captured and the first to have the controversial tactic known as water boarding used against him.

The entire article can be read here>>>

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(Full listing of the Congressional attendees to these CIA interrogation briefings here>>>)

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