Fox host Neil Cavuto interviewing Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ):
Is it a potential Mexican standoff? And by that, I mean, Senator, that Democrats feel they have the goods on the prior administration to drag out hearings on what they knew about Iraq and when. Now Republicans have the goods, presumably, on Nancy Pelosi about what she knew about interrogation and when. So to avoid mutual self-destruction, both parties cease and desist.Derf.
So we're to call it a draw because of questions of when Pelosi was briefed on the torture authorized by the previous administration, while completely ignoring the torture authorized by the previous administration.
Bait and switch. Even if the CIA did admit in the briefing with Pelosi that they were waterboarding, it still leaves 45 days previous of potential law breaking prior to the briefing.
And even under the Bush administrations own questionable "24/Ticking Time-bomb" defense of torture, the waterboarding was being done to discover a non-existent link between Iraq and Al-Quaeda, not a potential attack on American soil, as stated in the "legal" memo drafted by Yoo.
I'm not distracted.