Disgraced Pelosi should pack it in

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Nancy Pelosi has accused her government of lying to her.

But many are coming to believe that she's the liar.

In a partisan fever to jump on the now-trendy anti-U.S. bandwagon, she has turned her back on the people who have kept us safe since Sept. 11, 2001.

We believe she's lying when she says the CIA did not brief her on the use of waterboarding as early as 2002. And not just lying. Bill Clinton lied about about sex. Under oath, no less. But we believe Nancy Pelosi is lying about national security, and is harming the United States' image and perhaps giving succor to our sworn enemies.

To his great credit, Leon Panetta, CIA director and lifelong member of Pelosi's own party, discredits her by flatly saying what she has said is not true.

Panetta has put country before party.

Pelosi is putting self above all else.

Either she is lying or she's delusional. Either way, she's unfit to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, third in line to the presidency.

Absent some evidence that the CIA lied to her as she alleges it did, Ms. Pelosi should resign her position as speaker and apologize to the people she has defamed.

Pelosi has lost support and respect among her colleagues, and her public approval rating, already below 40 percent, is in a free-fall. She has lost all credibility, she has frittered away any effectiveness she had, and she has become a caricature of herself. It's hard to see how she could be an effectual leader at this point.

Every day she fidgets her way through this minefield of her own making is another day she has singlehandedly derailed Washington at a most perilous point in the nation's recovery from the worst economy in several generations.

And let us not forget that we are, still, engaged in a war on two fronts. How can we possibly endure a Speaker of the House who turns on her own government and lies in an attempt to indict it?

If Ms. Pelosi cared for the country the way she appears to care for her own preservation and power, she would quickly step aside and humbly apologize for denigrating the people who protect her and every other American.

Her presence has become corrosive to the body politic. Increasing calls for investigations into what she knew and when she knew it risk further outbreaks of cannibalism in the nation's capital at a time when we must come together and defeat a common enemy and lift ourselves up from the recent economic collapse.

President Obama cannot have it both ways on this matter, as is his wont. Either he must back his CIA director or the House speaker -- but not both, for only one can be telling the truth.

Unless America truly has descended into the depths of self-loathing and total unaccountability, the speaker must go.

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Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/20/09 - 11:35 am
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What I find humorous is

What I find humorous is watching Rachel Maddow who supports Pelosi and basically implies the CIA either have poor records or are lying. Then she comes up with the logic that Rep are playing diversion. What follows is an absurd twist of logic that because Rep are pointing the finger at Pelosi that she knew of torture they are admitting they used torture. Now she says we have a smoking gun of admission of torture. Which is of course absurd they attest they used Advance interrogation techniques approved by legal counsel and Pelosi was informed of the legal counsel and they were being used. She admitted that they told her about the legal counsel aspect and she offered no resistance to stop it from being potentially used. She just states she didn't know they were being actively used. Some argument eh. If she believed that it constituted "torture" she made no remark or rebuttal. If she suspected illegal torture could be potentially used it would be her legal obligation to report and rebut. She didn't. So either way she is legally culpable.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/20/09 - 11:49 am
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Newt Gingrich is also trying

Newt Gingrich is also trying to make a comeback as an all righteous political figure. I think he and Nancy Pelosi should mount the same horse and ride off into the sunset together.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/20/09 - 11:56 am
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"Unless America truly has

"Unless America truly has descended into the depths of self-loathing and total unaccountability, the speaker must go." Certainly this administration is not concerned with ethical behavior. Tim Geightner is a prime example. If the average citizen had not paid taxes for a number of years, do you think we would have been afforded the same treatment? It is not America that has descended into total unaccountability, but the left wing party that has. This was very evident during the Clinton years. If Pelosi were Republican, the democrats would have risen so much stink, therewould be nowhere for her to go.

double_standard
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double_standard 05/20/09 - 12:09 pm
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Don't worry you repukes will

Don't worry you repukes will love her just as much as yall love Newt.

J.W.
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J.W. 05/20/09 - 01:06 pm
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Having now observed Pelosi

Having now observed Pelosi for the last several months, I have come up with a theory that is really really scary. I think that Nancy Pelosi and Phyllis Diller are really the same person! Look closely--it will scare you too.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/20/09 - 01:23 pm
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THEMAN, the difference is,
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THEMAN, the difference is, Newt is no threat. San Fran Nan is still 3rd in line for the pres. and therefore can make a big difference in how this country operates. Scary isn't it? Funny, the Democrats own both houses of congress and the White House, yet they still whine that the Republicans are the big threat to this country.

Grinder
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Grinder 05/20/09 - 01:33 pm
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yes, this xitch needs to go

yes, this xitch needs to go ...

jack
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jack 05/20/09 - 02:01 pm
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Yonce, Nixon resigned for the

Yonce, Nixon resigned for the good of the country. something I will never hold my breath until a DIMocRAT does the same. LBJ ran himself out of office with all his lies abut the Vietnam war. He's the only one that had sense enough to quit while the quitting was good. Pilosi is lying through her teeth (or are those caps to go with the facelifts?) and BimbObama has allowed Penetta to say so pubicly. That should tell even a nitwit like you something.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/20/09 - 02:10 pm
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The Supreme Court ruling that

The Supreme Court ruling that the GITMO detainees have constitional rights and Geneva convention recognition came after 2002 in 05. As of 2002 it wasn't classified as torture nor did the detainees have specific rights. What is needed is a SCOTUS examination of the legal logic used to support these advanced interrogation techniques and was this an abuse or intended with malice. Given 2002 was right after 9/11 I think it will be difficult to prove malice but more likely just incompetence or imprudence. If Dems suspected that it was torture then little resistance came till years after its use so they are culpable of criminal behavior of inaction and following their duty. A truth commission is a witch hunt. In any case neither Bush nor Obama have followed the SCOTUS ruling and gave all the detainees their time in court, and in fact Obama plans to maintain the population of detainees just not at GITMO. What a political ruse. This is a dog and pony show.

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elliottness 05/20/09 - 02:54 pm
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what about agnew jack? looks

what about agnew jack? looks horrible when a prez resigns but his vp also? then you attack clinton for lying about a tryst, what a joke.it makes no difference what peolsi knew or didn't know. she did not give the ok to torture the detainees.bush signed the directive he is responsible.cheney and he will have to answer for this, nice try though.lbj was a pos. panetta is just another gov''t retread who won't go away, no one listens to him anyway.also nixon resigned before he was impeached and convicted.he did not want to leave.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 05/20/09 - 03:48 pm
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Face it, if a politician's

Face it, if a politician's lips are moving they are lying. Party affiliation makes no difference. The only real question is the extent to which they are lying.

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FallingLeaves 05/20/09 - 04:04 pm
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I haven't believed her since

I haven't believed her since she said that the Pope doesn't even know when life begins. Someone that ignorant shouldn't be in office of any kind.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/20/09 - 04:12 pm
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Oh yeah, ELLIOTT, it makes no
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Oh yeah, ELLIOTT, it makes no difference what Pelosi knew. She's only 3rd in line for the presidency...not really important at all, and certainly not one with any power. You're so full of $#@t I could use you to fertilize my lawn! Your post shows you marching only to the party line. Try growing a pair and looking at the facts as they really are. Pelosi stepped in it, got caught in a lie, and now she's trying to wipe it off on Bush. You don't need to defend her. The Dems in congress are already beginning to circle the wagons around her.

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ADawgFan 05/20/09 - 04:42 pm
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Hey, J.W., Phyllis Diller

Hey, J.W., Phyllis Diller could probably do a better job than Pelosi is doing right now.

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humbleopinion 05/20/09 - 08:04 pm
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Nancy Pelosi accused someone

Nancy Pelosi accused someone of lying to HER? Damn, if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black. And NO, that wasn't a racial comment about the President.....Or was it?

hana57
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hana57 05/20/09 - 08:09 pm
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i don't understand all of the

i don't understand all of the noise; they ALL lie. the cia is the worse, which is why there aren't many non-europeans working for the agency; certain people have morals, compassion, a sense of decency.

hana57
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hana57 05/20/09 - 08:39 pm
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i can't believe you guys call

i can't believe you guys call each other names.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/20/09 - 09:13 pm
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The heck with plastic face

The heck with plastic face she looks like she was sprayed by Jack Nicholson's the Joker. The liberals will not get rid of her she is the driving force for them taking away the 1st and 2nd amendments

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Bizkit 05/21/09 - 08:48 am
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Now ex-Rep Arlen Specter says

Now ex-Rep Arlen Specter says the CIA lied to them too. So now both Dems and Reps say the CIA misled and lied to them. Interesting concept- I guess the CIA was lying when they said Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction because the FBI said it was a "slam dunk" they did. Hmmm. who to believe and would this vindicate the president in his belief that Saddam had WMDs. Afterall the CIA are liars and misled the President that they didn't have WMDs where the FBI said they did. They are all innocent hmmm.

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