Scheer: Pelosi Enabled Torture

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?

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.