May 16, 2009

A NEW ANGLE ON PELOSI’S FLIPFLOPS, from reader Doug Welsh: “I’m amazed at how Nancy Pelosi’s current circumstances are similar to the Democrats’ accusations that Bush lied us into the Iraq war. They saw the same intelligence that Bush (and Clinton before him) saw, indicating that Saddam had WMD. Few if any questioned the validity of the information. Most voted for the war. But when the war became unpopular they turned and claimed they had been misled by Bush. This was all a lie and political posturing, but it was effective then. I’m glad to see the Republicans are a little smarter this time and are countering more effectively. I wonder if it is possible to tie the Dems current hypocrisy to the earlier event.”

Plus, Pelosi in a Pickle: “Even Richard Nixon didn’t have this much trouble explaining what he knew and when he knew it.” And this:

Pelosi wouldn’t be in such trouble if she’d just acknowledge that she didn’t object to waterboarding because, in the aftermath of 9/11, protecting America was Job One — and Washington didn’t care what it took to get the job done.

As New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer told a Senate hearing in 2004:

“I think there are probably very few people in this room or in America who would say that torture should never, ever be used, particularly if thousands of lives are at stake.”

“It’s easy to sit back in the armchair and say that torture can never be used,” he added. “But when you’re in the foxhole, it’s a very different deal.”

Another pro-torture Democrat. There used to be a lot of ’em. Now it’s their logic that’s tortured.

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