Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi didn’t know about the “torture” technique waterboarding being used by the CIA. Or did she? A Washington Post story from 2007 sites lawmakers who knew about the technique back in 2002 and did not disapprove; Nancy Pelosi was one of them. Read more, see photos and video below.

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The Washington Post story from 2007 says that four lawmakers, including current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were given a virtual tour of a secret CIA detention site as well as “harsh” techniques used to gain information from suspected terrorists. From the Washington Post, September 2007:

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

Now of course, with the current political climate being what it is, Speaker Pelosi denies ever being briefed on such techniques. Just after September 11th, 2001, most lawmakers would have been in favor of such “harsh” techniques. Waterboarding was later used as the symbol of depravity by the Bush administration by democrats in congress.

More information comes to light by the day, first Obama releases secret memos describing how the Bush administration used such techniques. Then, a couple days later, the edited content is made known showing that these techniques, especially waterboarding, yielded “high value” information. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney has requested that certain documents be made available that would show just how much information was gained by those interrogation techniques.

At the height of hypocrisy lies none other than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Being aware of waterboarding and other “harsh” techniques way back in 2002; and of course now crying for a “truth” commission to try and nail Bush administration officials.

It begs the question, what did Pelosi know, and when did she know it? The fact that she knew about waterboarding and other techniques is not the crime; her blatant hypocrisy and double standard is the crime. President Obama has opened up a can of worms by releasing the so called “torture” memos; worms I’m sure he wishes were back in the can.

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