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Pelosi vs. CIA

When Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA of “misleading Congress”, you would think that would be treated as a non-news event.  The sky is blue, water is wet, and the CIA under Bush-Cheney misled everyone.  How could anyone who was not in a coma over the last eight years not understand that?  From Colin Powell’s making a fool of himself at the United Nations to claims of Iraqi-Al Qaeda links to non-existent weapons of mass destruction, the CIA and every other intelligence agency under Bush-Cheney lied to everyone about pretty much everything in order to somehow try and justify the invasion of Iraq.  One can certainly understand how Leon Panetta would be upset about this whole affair, and how he would try to put the best light possible on the CIA.  And going forward, let’s hope that the CIA is indeed a bit more honest and forthright with it’s dealings with Congress.  But that’s not going to change what happened in the past.

All the right wing is doing here is trying to divert attention from the real culprits and the real crimes.  Nancy Pelosi is not the issue here at all.  In fact, what she knew and when she knew it isn’t even relevant one way or the other.  She didn’t commit the crimes.  It was members of the Bush-Cheney administration that committed the crimes.  When are we going to see these people prosecuted?