Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Pelosi and the CIA
We're talking about the CIA in 2002 under Bush. This is the same CIA which said that Saddam Hussein had WMD's, which turned out to be non-existent. It also said that Saddam was trying to procure yellow cake uranium from the country of Niger in Africa to help Iraq develop nuclear weapons. When former Ambassador Joe Wilson wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times disproving this allegation, the Bush administration responded by outing his wife, Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA agent who had been operating in very sensitive areas of nuclear weapons control. Had a Democrat or liberal outed a CIA agent, the cries of "Treason" from the Right-Wing Scream Machine would have been ear-shattering. Unfortunately, Leon Panetta was not in control of the CIA at that time, no matter how much he tries to defend now what the agency did then. In weighing the credibility of Nancy Pelosi against that of the CIA regarding the briefing of 2002, the CIA of 2002 does not appear to have the world's best track record for reliability.