Nancy Pelosi rebuts the right-wing frothing accusing her of knowing about waterboarding after having been briefed on it by the Bush White House:
WASHINGTON - Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in its use.
"To the contrary ... we were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used," she told reporters, referring to a formal CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002.
Pelosi said she subsequently learned that other lawmakers were told several months later by the CIA about the use of waterboarding.
Oh, the wingnuts will go crazy. But Pelosi is certainly more credible about this than Dick Cheney or John "Orange Man" Boehner.