On the morality of waterboarding and other "torture," Pelosi and other senior and expert members of Congress represented their colleagues, and indeed the entire American people, in rendering the reasonable person verdict. What did they do? They gave tacit approval. In fact, according to Goss, they offered encouragement. Given the circumstances, they clearly deemed the interrogations warranted. (emphasis added)Forget for the moment that Pelosi did no such thing. Waterboarding is torture. The current President of the United States has reaffirmed this. He has also stated categorically that we will not use torture in interrogation of prisoners.
I am almost always cynical about things, particularly politics. The current storm concerning Nancy Pelosi is certainly designed to obfuscate the liability of the former President and Vice President in approving the use of torture on prisoners. Support for this, as is very evident in Charles Krauthammer's columns, is criminal and should be punishable by fines and imprisonment. Certainly this would happen in a civilized country.
Charles Krauthammer, you are no Medical Doctor.