So; let’s summarize.
- America executed Japanese WWII soldiers who waterboarded American POWs because we deemed it torture.
- Sixty years later, we conveniently choose to forget that inconvenient fact and then waterboard prisoners we’re holding in Gitmo.
- Earlier this year, Speaker Pelosi flatly accuses the CIA of routinely misleading Congress about their knowledge of waterboarding in Gitmo.
- The fuming Republican minority speak out vehemently against the Speaker and demand an investigation into these warrantless attacks.
He said/she said?
From the NYTimes.com via the story i read on Dvorak.org/blog.
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon E. Panetta, has told the House Intelligence Committee in closed-door testimony that the C.I.A. concealed “significant actions” from Congress from 2001 until late last month, seven Democratic committee members said.
Doesn’t this essentially amount to treason?