Friday, May 15, 2009

"Don't blame me, I voted for Cindy Sheehan"

The ever-witty TBogg sums up the latest distraction all too perfectly:

...the endless harping on what she knew and when she knew it is exactly the distraction that previous party in power wants.

By Monday, people will believe that Pelosi herself was doing the waterboarding and only then will Republicans admit that it is torture.

The US government engaged in torture, period, and all the weasel words and blame-shifting don't obscure that basic point one bit, unless you are deliberately choosing not to hear it. I am willing to see Nancy Pelosi investigated for her complicity on the issue only after Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Woo, Bybee, Ashcroft, Gonzales, et al are securely behind bars. Let us keep our priorities straight, shall we?

UPDATE: Let's not pretend we don't all know exactly why they did this is the first place.

UPDATE AGAIN: The Rude Pundit raises a very good point: this is the CIA we're talking about.

Oh and Barack, I don't know what the hell you think you are doing, but I suggest you stop and remember why exactly you are where you are now. The mandate you have is not a mandate to keep the likes of Richard Cohen happy. Get a grip. Thank you.

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