What did she know and when did she know it

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Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to lying, deception and "creative" memory loss but this is a bit extreme. From Politico:
Pelosi playing defense on torture
Nancy Pelosi didn�t cry foul when the Bush administration briefed her on �enhanced interrogation� of terror suspects in 2002, but her team was locked and loaded to counter hypocrisy charges when the �torture� memos were released last week.

Many Republicans obliged, led by former CIA chief Porter Goss, who is accusing Democrats like Pelosi of �amnesia� for demanding investigations in 2009 after failing to raise objections seven years ago when she first learned of the legal basis for the program.

�As soon as the president made the decision to release [the memos], I was telling people that the Republicans were going to come after us, saying she knew about it and did nothing,� said an adviser to Pelosi (D-Calif.), speaking on condition of anonymity. �And I�m sure we�re going to get hammered again when they release all those new torture photos,� the person said.

But Pelosi�s allies were less prepared to confront the fallout from her convoluted answers during three sessions with reporters last week � answers that raised new questions and handed Republicans a fresh line of attack on a speaker at the height of her power.

�I�m puzzled, I don�t understand what she�s trying to say,� said Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and currently the committee�s ranking minority member.

�I don�t have any sympathy for her � she�s the speaker of the House; there should be some accountability. She shouldn�t be given a pass,� added Hoekstra.

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised to keep up the heat, telling reporters last week, �She and other leaders were fully briefed on all of these interrogation techniques. There�s nothing here that should surprise her.�
heh -- something about heat and kitchen comes to mind...

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