In classic GOP/Fox Noise style, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride continued this morning in Rupert Murdoch‘s Wall Street Journal, with Karl Rove’s leading question (you know, the ones right-wingers ask assuming you know the answer), “(Was) Nancy Pelosi...an accomplice to ‘torture.?'”
In an accusatory article (diatribe), Rove suggests that Ms. Pelosi is a liar (takes one to know one, anybody?). Now, I don’t know what Pelosi knew or when she knew it. I do understand that in the cloak and dagger setting subsequent to 9-11, in Bush’s “through the looking glass, Bizarro-World” administration, things may not have been as represented. And (right-wing/Fox suggestively leading question on my part) who would know more about lying than the pudgy, pasty Rove? Okay, you got me…Cheney.
The ever-inquisitive Mr. Toad, licking what’s left of what were once his eyebrows, then raised a rapid-fire barrage of leading GOP/Fox questions, of course, unanswered. He reports, we decide…
So is the speaker of the House lying about what she knew and when?
And, if so, what will Democrats do about it?
If Mrs. Pelosi considers the enhanced interrogation techniques to be torture, didn’t she have a responsibility to complain at the time, introduce legislation to end the practices, or attempt to deny funding for the CIA’s use of them?
If she knew what was going on and did nothing, does that make her an accessory to a crime of torture, as many Democrats are calling enhanced interrogation?
Are these and other similarly minded Democrats willing to have Mrs. Pelosi thrown into their stew of torture conspirators as an accomplice?
“It is clear that after the 9/11 attacks Mrs. Pelosi was briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques and the valuable information they produced. She not only agreed with what was being done, she apparently pressed the CIA to do more.
But when political winds shifted, Mrs. Pelosi seems to have decided to use enhanced interrogation as an issue to attack Republicans. It is disgraceful that Democrats who discovered their outrage years after the fact are now braying for disbarment of the government lawyers who justified EITs and the prosecution of Bush administration officials who authorized them. Mrs. Pelosi is hip-deep in dangerous waters, and they are rapidly rising.”
If ethics were C-4, Rove wouldn’t own enough to blow his nose.