Pelosi and Harman Aided and Abetted
9/11 Cover Up
Thursday December 13, 2007
House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi is blocking efforts
to impeach Bush and Cheney, or to take any other real steps to save America.
One of the grounds for impeachment is that the government made knowingly
false claims about 9/11.
Congresswoman Jane Harman chaired the hearing of the House Subcommittee
on Homeland Security which pushing for the labeling 9/11 truth sites as
What do these two congresswomen have in common? They were both part of
the 9/11 cover up.
Veteran reporter Robert Scheer gives the background in his opinion piece
today in the San
Francisco Chronicle. The first two lines of the piece set the stage:
"When the CIA destroyed those prisoner interrogation videotapes, were
they also destroying the truth about Sept. 11, 2001? After all, according
to the 9/11 Commission report, the basic narrative of what happened
on that day - and the nature of the enemy in this war on terror that
Bush launched in response to the tragedy - comes from the CIA's account
of what those prisoners told their torturers.
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Scheer then moves on to Pelosi and Harman' role in the cover up:
But what about those congressional leaders who were briefed
on the torture program as early as 2002? That includes Democrats like
Nancy Pelosi . . . .
Pelosi and Harman played an instrumental role in the 9/11 cover up by keeping
their knowledge about the interrogation videotapes secret from the 9/11
Commission and from the American people (they weren't
the only ones who knew). This is made all the worse because Pelosi knew
that intelligence "collected by torture" is worthless, and yet she
never even hinted to the Commission
or to anyone else that the CIA's version of events should be questioned.
They could have stopped the whole farce cold -- but they chose to go along
Pelosi claimed that "several months later" her successor as the ranking
Democrat, Rep. Jane Harman of Los Angeles County, was advised the techniques
"had in fact been employed" and wrote a classified letter to the CIA in
protest, and Pelosi "concurred." Neither went public with her concerns.
Harman told the Washington Post "I was briefed, but the information was
closely held to just the Gang of Four . . . an insider reference to the
top members of the House and Senate intelligence committees . . . .
Not only did the congressional Gang of Four fail to inform the public
about the use of torture by our government but they
also kept the 9/11 Commission in the dark.
Pelosi testified before the commission on May 22, 2003 but uttered
not a word of caution about the methods used. However, more than
two years later on Nov. 16, 2005, Pelosi stated correctly that on the
basis of her "many years on the intelligence committee," she knew that
"The quality of intelligence that is collected by torture is ... uncorroborated
and it is worthless."
As matters now stand, they not only concealed torture but, more significantly,
they abetted the waterboarding of our democracy.
These two congresswomen -- who are fighting against 9/11 truth -- previously
aided and abetted the 9/11 cover up. Is that why they don't want the truth
to come out?