The San Francisco Chronicle, as usual, is leading the race to not report news that doesn’t fit the Chronicle’s Liberal point of view. When the Washington Post reported that Democrat leaders were briefed on waterboarding in 2002, and raised no objections then (see my blog post here), I immediately started the countdown clock to see how long the Chronicle would avoid reporting this news.
Today, when most newspapers, Google, Yahoo, and the Drudge Report are headlining the Washington Post article, the Chronicle was able to bury the information in an article about the CIA agent who destroyed tapes of two interrogations involving waterboarding.
Senator Joseph Biden, a presidential hopeless, and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continues to make a big issue of the destruction of the interrogation tapes, without addressing the key issue: “When did the Democrat leaders know the CIA was going to and did use waterboarding, and when did they all forget they knew?”
Also, since Democrats were briefed on waterboarding in 2002 and 2003, and it hasn’t been used since 2003, why are they now making such a big issue of it late in 2007?
Is it because the Surge is working, the economy’s good, people are starting to figure out that man-caused global warming is a swindle, and Democrats desperately have to find a new topic?
Just as Democrats once knew that Iraq had WMDs and was a nuclear weapons threat, and then quickly “unknew” it after Saddam was overthrown, so now Democrat leaders can’t remember what they were briefed on only five years ago.
Their selective memories fit the pattern of leading Democrats such as Bill Clinton, who couldn’t remember having sex with “that woman,” and recently couldn’t remember that he supported the invasion of Iraq before he “never” supported the invasion of Iraq. Bill probably still doesn’t remember that he launched an air attack on Iraq on December 16, 1998 on a mission “to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.”
Or Hillary, who couldn’t remember how her Rose Law Firm billing records were lost in her White House book room for two years after they were subpoenaed, and still isn’t sure whether she supported the invasion of Iraq or didn’t (she did).
So what did Democrat leaders know about waterboarding, and when did they know it?
We already have the answers to these questions, but it will be interesting to see how they, with the able assistance of main stream media like the Chronicle, weasel out of this one.
When dealing with Democrats, the weasel will out.