Scheer: Pelosi Enabled Torture

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By Ben Cohen

Robert Scheer doesn't put Nancy Pelosi in the same bracket as Dick Cheney and George Bush, but has some harsh words for the House Speaker:

What she, and anyone else who went along


with this evil, as lackadaisically as she now claims, should be


confronted with are the serious implications of their passive


acquiescence. Why did she not speak up, or if it were a matter of a


lack of reliable information, demand an accounting from the executive


branch, as befits a leader of the loyal opposition in Congress?

If the ranking Democrat on the House
Intelligence Committee, and later House Democratic leader, lacked the
authority to publicly question a policy of torture, then how can we
condemn, indeed imprison, ordinary soldiers who thought it their duty
to follow orders?