Where’s the outrage over the “outrage” on Congressional knowledge of EITs?

Posted by: ST on May 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Both Politico and ABC’s The Note have reported this week about a report prepared by the DNI’s office and submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee that contains a chronology of Congressional briefings on the use of EITs (enhanced interrogation techniques). How many times were select members of Congress briefed?

40.

That severely undercuts the claims of House Speaker Pelosi and others who have claimed that they “didn’t know” about the use of any EITs on captured terrorists like KSM and Abu Zubaydah.

What does this all mean? That the condemnations from Democrats like Pelosi that have spewed forth since Obama has taken office about how EITs are “torture” and should never be allowed to happen were empty statements designed to use the debate over the issue of EITs for political gain.

Democrats. Playing politics with our national security. For political gain. Gee, we’ve never seen that before, have we?

Where’s the outrage? Where’s the in depth, minute by minute breathless reporting from the newspaper of record, and MSDNC?

Not.holding.breath.

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7 Responses to “Where’s the outrage over the “outrage” on Congressional knowledge of EITs?”

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  1. yo says:

    Somehow, I think if there is a report by msdnc, it will be about the very strange timing of the report.

    That’s how they play defense, don’t ya know.

  2. Craig says:

    While I understand that Obama rarely attended to his duties in the Senate, and therefore probably never received any intelligence briefings, what about Joe Biden? He made there remarks on Sept 19th, 2001:

    You are going to hear from experts on terrorism. I’ve had the benefit of having them and others—the leading experts in the world—sit with me and the Intelligence Committee in rooms that are closed, that are constructed in such a way that there can be no eavesdropping—for 10 years when I was on the Intelligence Committee and, for the last 25 years, on the Foreign Relations Committee. I have what they call a STU, which is a secure phone, in my home that I can speak with—and I have—with the president and the secretary of state and the national security advising team, and George Tenet of the CIA and the FBI.

    He sat on the Foreign Relations Committee during the early 2000’s. Certainly, he also knew of the EITs being used, yet he remains silent as Obama wants to disbar Bush administration attorneys over this issue.

  3. Kdaunt says:

    If you listen to what Pelosi says, she’s not exactly claiming she didn’t know about the enhanced interrogation – she claims that she didn’t know they were being used. I mean, it depends on what the word “is” is, right?

  4. Tom TB says:

    Pelosi is caught in a trap that she set for herself. One can’t deny info later, that you demanded to be told earlier.

  5. gus says:

    What will Keith ObamaMan say?
    Will Chris Matthews find himself turgid?

    Who knows?

  6. brenda says:

    No one cares.

    American Idol is on and Obama and the Dipshitocrats know it.

    The media has their back.

    There aren’t enough Republicans with a spine to do anything about it.

    Shrieker Pelosi called on investigations into the stupidist things on a daily basis prior to 2006 and there were Republican carcasses everywhere.

    So she, like Murtha, Frank, Ried, Obama, Rangel, William Jefferson (hello whatever happened to that?) will continue their corruption – in the open now – and get away with it – because the general population does. not. care.

  7. Neo says:

    The MSM, stung by their ever decreasing revenue base, don’t have enough resources to actually cover any news.