America is TIRED of the LEFT WING. We are TIRED of LEFTISM. Face it you ANIMALS…you had 40+ years of DESTRUCTION- now its time for justice and vengeance. I want that PIGLOSI OUT of office FOREVER.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader John Boehner on Thursday demanded that a bipartisan congressional panel investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claims that the CIA misled her in 2002 about whether waterboarding had been used against a terrorism suspect.
“We have no choice,” Boehner told reporters, arguing that Pelosi’s remarks were having a chilling effect on the intelligence community.
*************** TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT:
The current “tiff” between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the CIA is a tempest in a teapot. The issue is not whether the CIA lied, regarding treatment of detainees, or misled the speaker and Congress.
Did the CIA lie to Pelosi and others? Duh! Of course they lied. It’s what they do! Our national intelligence apparatus is an instrument of national security policy designed to protect America’s national interest abroad. To do so it must employ all means of misinformation, obfuscation and guile to accomplish the mission.
Consideration of “due process” and the “rule of law” as outlined by the U.S. Constitution is paramount in this debate, and at the moment it appears the previous administration may be guilty of violating international law and treaties, which some define as “impeachable offenses.” Whether these actions were justified to protect our national interest and the American people is the real issue, one that must be decided by constitutional lawyers and perhaps the Supreme Court.
It appears that President Obama, constitutional scholar and adroit politician, clearly understands the long-term implications of this debate and will move prudently to ensure our safety and the preservation of individual rights as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
Col., U.S. Air Force (retired)