Friday, May 8, 2009

Shall We Feign Surprise?

So, Nancy Pelosi was briefed in 2002 on the use of extraordinary interrogation procedures, including waterboarding. She has known since days before the first anniversary of 9/11. Considering her position on the congressional intelligence commitee, this is to be expected. My anger at the opposition to this war, and specifically the opposition to these tactics is that the most vocal are the most dishonest. Do the Democrats really expect America to believe that this whole fiasco is the sole responsibility of the previous administration, and that none of them knew or could have prevented these actions? If they were so blithely ignorant, and so ineffective, then why should they retain their seats? What is the level of incompetence that we should be expected to find acceptable from our elected officials?

I am not surprised that Pelosi has known this whole time, nor should anyone else. Her refusal to pursue the indictments her constintuency have demanded was proof enough of her complicity. I would take her opposition more seriously had it been voiced immediately, rather than only after her constituents protested.

Over the years my support for this war has waned, and certainly I disagree with many of the practices throughout. It is one thing to change one's mind over time, it is quite another to willingly comply and only when politically expedient to protest.

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