Intelligence officials released documents saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners.

In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics.  Pelosi-Goss briefing covered “EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah.” EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique.

Interrogations of Abu Zubaydah-again, once enhanced interrogations were employed-furnished detailed information on two operatives who planed to build and detonate a ‘dirty bomb’ in the Washington DC area and led to the discovery of a KSM plot, the “Second Wave” to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into a building in Los Angeles.

The use of enhanced interrogation techniques clearly kept us safe for the past 8 years.  Nancy Pelosi is another example of the pre 9/11 mentality that puts our country at risk for another attack.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: