Posted by Curt on 23 April, 2009 at 6:33 pm. 8 comments already!


Politico first notes that Pelosi said she was never briefed on the waterboarding: (h/t Gateway Pundit)

Nancy Pelosi denies knowing U.S. officials used waterboarding

But when confronted with the evidence that she did indeed know…evidence including a 2007 WaPo article referencing a hourlong briefing in 2002 where she and three others were told of the waterboarding and given a tour of the detention facility…she does the tried and true “well…but” excuse.

“Well…But” the CIA didn’t tell me they would really use it!

Which proves she lied. Period.

The Democrats deserve this worthless piece of work…they really do.


And now we’re finding out that the left’s hyperventilating about the number of times waterboarding was used was another nimrod moment:

A Corner exclusive: How many times have you read and heard in the mainstream media that terrorists were waterboarded more than 180 times?

It turns out that’s not true. What is?

According to two sources, both of them very well-informed and reliable (but preferring to remain anonymous), the 180-plus times refers not to sessions of waterboarding, but to “pours” — that is, to instances of water being poured on the subject.

Under a strict set of rules, every pour of water had to be counted — and the number of pours was limited.

Also: Waterboarding interrogation sessions were permitted on no more than five days within any 30-day period.

No more than two sessions were permitted in any 24-hour period.

A session could last no longer than two hours.

There could be at most six pours of water lasting ten seconds or longer — and never longer than 40 seconds — during any individual session.

Water could be poured on a subject for a combined total of no more than 12 minutes during any 24 hour period.

You do the math.

Hmmm….works out to about one hour of waterboarding if my math is correct.

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