Monday, May 18, 2009

When to keep your mouth shut

Discretion is always the better part of valor. There is a time to speak and and time to not speak. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the number three person in line of succession to the presidency gave a press conference recently where she stated that she had attended a highly secret committee meeting a few years back and that no one ever said that there was any torture being used on the terrorist prisoners.

Immediately Leon Panetta the current head of the CIA had a press conference saying that Speaker Pelosi was wrong and that she had been told that there was torture being used. Pelosi responded saying that yes she did know that there was torture being used early on but not a the meeting in question.

Then members on both sides jumped in saying that if she knew there was torture early on why didn't she do anything to stop it?

Panetta and Pelosi are both Democrats. Something about people (Democrats) eating their young. Something about being your own worst enemy.

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