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.