I don’t think it is any giant secret that the Democrats were complicit in the torture of detainees, but it is nice to have some names and dates (I’m assuming you all are not named Rosen, and as such, understand the value of facts mixed in with your assertions):
Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.
In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
According to the Note, Rockefeller and Harman as well as a couple Republicans were also named. So now you know for sure why many Democrats are also unwilling to investigate the torture of the past few years, as their fingerprints are all over it.
Just disgraceful. I guess it is the Washington way- you can get away with anything so long as you have enough conspirators.
*** Update ***
Much more debunking here.