In Washington, you make friends and enemies the same way: you throw around your weight and influence and get money for people and projects that can help you.
This is a two edged sword: the more people you please the more want to take your scalp and nail it to the lodge pole.
So now Nancy Pelosi and Jack Murtha are the targets of those that wish for their demise.
Pelosi may be in the process of a hoisting on her own petard. She knew about the waterboarding and did not object. Then she lied about it.
Murtha has funnelled money to his district in such a wasteful and fraudulent way for so long that it was inevitable he’s become a target. His gross accusations against U.S. troops in war also roiled his detractors.
So now both are under fire…..
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Pressure mounts for probe of Pelosi in waterboarding
Politico Says Pelosi Knew Of Waterboarding:
With the “what did she know and when did she know it” questions more or less resolved — Pelosi learned that the Bush administration was waterboarding detainees no later than February 2003 — Republicans are now directing their attacks on the muted, indirect way in which she responded.
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