House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gotten some heat this week over when she knew about waterboarding and why she didn’t protest it. It’s been a nice way for the right to attack her and take some heat off Bush administration policies, but Pelosi hasn’t been doing herself any favors in how she’s handled it. The simple fact is, if she knew about the torture and disapproved of it, she had an ethical responsbility to say so — even if the material was classified and she couldn’t go public, she could have expressed her opinions directly to Bush and others, which she did not do.
Today on WLS/Chicago, I talked it over with Politico’s senior congressional reporter, Glenn Thrush, who has taken the lead in covering this story.
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