You simply can't have the third highest politician in the land making the kinds of accusations that she's making about this country's intelligence branch stay in power. You can't. Obama should ask for her to step down from the Speaker's podium. His CIA chief Leon Panetta opened that door yesterday:
"CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah," Mr. Panetta wrote in a memo to agency employees. "It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values." A day earlier, Mrs. Pelosi had claimed that CIA officials had "misled" her at a September 4, 2002 briefing on enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding of the likes of Zubaydah.
San Francisco papers are joining in the Pelosi piñata:
Over at the White House, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pointedly declined an opportunity to defend Pelosi, citing President Obama’s call to “look forward.”
Take that, Nancy.
Actually, Washington has never seen anything like Pelosi’s ever-shifting tales of what she’d been told of CIA interrogation techniques. Even Richard Nixon didn’t have this much trouble explaining what he knew and when he knew it.
But no one was as hard hitting as Newt Gingrich in piling on his global warming partner:
"This is the most despicable, dishonest and vicious political effort I've ever seen in my lifetime".
Newt Gingrich speaks for me.