Interrogations

Pelosi Under Attack

Nancy Pelosi’s press conference yesterday, in which she said the CIA lied to her and Congress about waterboarding, seems to have only energized her attackers: In an interview with ABC News, Newt Gingrich said Pelosi was engaging in "despicable, dishonest and vicious political effort" (a field in which he has some experience). "She is a trivial politician, viciously using partisanship for the narrowest of purposes, and she dishonors the Congress by her behavior," Gingrich said, and he called for an investigation. Senator Kip Bond of Missouri, meanwhile, said "It's outrageous that a member of Congress would call our terror-fighters liars." Former Florida Senator Bob Graham, however, also said that the CIA lied to him about the interrogations, bolstering Pelosi’s accusation.