Saturday, May 23, 2009

What a Tangled Web We Weave

VWV Note: It's been interesting watching the current political party in power on the subject of torture. First, Pelosi has memory loss. Then she starts doing the same thing her boss does and has pointing fits every time someone asks for clarification. Now Holder dances as to whether waterboarding fits the legal definition of torture. You know, the legal one where it specifically mentions "the intent" to harm.

Looks like the blanket they are weaving may start to unravel. And they won't be able to point their mistakes and blunders on the past. Nope, it's all in the present.

On ‘Torture,’ Holder Undoes Holder
The attorney general reveals his legal ignorance — or, his willful inconsistency.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

There was a little noticed bombshell in Washington’s waterboarding melodrama last week. And it wasn’t Nancy Pelosi’s implosion in a Capitol Hill press room, where she yet again tried to explain her inexplicable failure to protest the CIA’s “torturing” of detainees. No, this one detonated in the hearing room of the House Judiciary Committee. There, Attorney General Eric Holder inadvertently destroyed the warped basis for his claim that waterboarding, as administered by the CIA, amounted to torture......

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