A week ago, Nancy Pelosi, the person two heartbeats away from being the President of the United States, accused the CIA of committing a serious crime. Today, Republicans proposed a bipartisan four-member commission to investigate that criminal allegation. The crime carries with it a jail sentence of up to eight years.
The vote means one of two things: 1) The Democrats in the House do not care to investigate whether the CIA committed at least one felony in the middle of a war; or 2) they believe that Pelosi’s allegations are baseless but aren’t willing to hold her accountable for slandering hundreds of innocent CIA employees.
It doesn’t matter whether the resolution was a political ploy by Republicans or not. The allegation was serious. That it came from the Seaker of the House made it even more serious. Let’s not forget the left’s favorite whipping boy in the 80s and early 90s, Lt. Col. Oliver North here who very nearly faced jail time and a stiff fine for the lies he told Congress. Democrats were hot to investigate his few lies while they’re unanimously opposed to investigate lying that happened, according the Pelosi “all the time”.
Of course, the North investigations helped the Democratic Party. These allegations, which are most likely horse manure, would hurt them very badly. So to heck with truth, law, and the good names of the people who work for the CIA; the Democrats have political points to score.
(cross-posted at The Greenroom)
UPDATE: Linked by Allah at Hot Air who finds that Nancy Pelosi is sticking with at least one of her stories. At this point, who can tell which story Pelosi believes?
UPDATE 2: Linked by Troglopundit!