Date registered: Sep 2004
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I would agree Pelosi has been ineffective in the role of Speaker of the House. The Democrats need to replace her for that reason alone, without attributing the reasons for her ineffective leadership - as much of it is unearned. But the issues before the country are serious and need to be addressed quickly and without the wasted time associated with fending off bullshit, like the lack of substance that is the subject of this thread. The issue was moot at the time of the briefings - the victims had already been viciously tortured and Pelosi had zero to do with either the policy or its implementation. This is a distraction. Enjoy it while you can, all of you who are more concerned with obfuscation when the subject of holding those accountable for establishing and implementing a national policy of torturing humans being held captive by America, than addressing the real and serious issues we face as a nation.
This will do little more than strengthen the resolve to delve into more of the sordid details of who instigated the changes to American policy on torture, who wrote the documents, who promulgated them and who implemented the policy, followed by prosecutions and sentencing. It will take a long time and make the Abu Graihb photos seem like a fart in church. But, hey, it seems to be what the right wants - a big distracting, drawn out prosecution of the Bush Administration officials, including Cheney and Bush, as well as the CIA management involved in cooking the intelligence and enabling the Dicky and Rummy show to get us mired in Iraq.
Some lefties will be at your side in this national expose. I was hoping we would immediately focus on what needs to be done to get America back on track, and, once that was accomplished, go back over the lessons to be learned from the past 8 years of ignominy for America - holding those responsible to account for their failures if the lessons learned prescribe such actions. But not immediately. Now this peculiar alliance between the right and some on the left will take center stage and we will sit through it while America is not healed.