This is the biggest collection of political cowards ever.
So let's call their bluff.
Let's have hearings. Let's put everything on the table. Let's show for once and for all that this is the biggest collection of fools ever to make up a Congress.
Check out Porter Goss and the Democrats:
"Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed; or that specific techniques such as “waterboarding” were never mentioned.
It must be hard for most Americans of common sense to imagine how a member of Congress can forget being told about the interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Let me be clear. It is my recollection that:
– The chairs and the ranking minority members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, known as the Gang of Four, were briefed that the CIA was holding and interrogating high-value terrorists.
– We understood what the CIA was doing.
– We gave the CIA our bipartisan support.
– We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.
– On a bipartisan basis, we asked if the CIA needed more support from Congress to carry out its mission against al-Qaeda.
I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.
And for those who now reveal filed “memorandums for the record” suggesting concern, real concern should have been expressed immediately — to the committee chairs, the briefers, the House speaker or minority leader, the CIA director or the president’s national security adviser — and not quietly filed away in case the day came when the political winds shifted.
Again, this is the same crowd that ran to the microphones in March 2003 to express their support for the Iraq War.
Don't get me wrong. I support rendition jails for terrorists. What I don't like is spineless Dems who engage in massive hypocrisy.
P.S. Between going back and forth on investigating Bush officials and promoting unprecedented deficits, let's hope that someone at The White House is staying up to date on the situation in Pakistan.
They can start by reading Suddenly By Richard Fernandez.