Candy Crowley — a tough, well-informed and underrated
interviewer — kicked it off by asking the Speaker about about a column
by former CIA director and ex-House intel chairman Porter Goss accusing
Democrats of collective “amnesia” for urging investigations of
waterboarding after remaining relatively mute during those first
PELOSI: Well, first of all, let me say that perhaps we do live in an alternate universe, Porter and I.
Porter’s orientation is that he was a member of the CIA before he
came to Congress and he speaks now as a former director of the Central
CROWLEY: Is he wrong?
PELOSI: Perhaps he is seeing it from his perspective. If they say we
have a legal opinion, it means we’re going to use it. That’s not how I
heard it. They said they had a legal opinion. They said they weren’t
going to use and when they did they would come back to Congress to
report to us on that. But that’s how I heard that.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Now she says she was briefed on a program that they were not going to use...