For the past several days the Right Blogosphere has been excusing Bush Administration torture by taking what, to them, is the moral high ground — The Dems were in on it too. Specifically, they’ve been pointing fingers at Nancy Pelosi, who allegedly was briefed on torture early on, and said nothing. Emptywheel has been fact-checking.
I’ve been mostly ignoring this, because what Nancy Pelosi knew and when she knew it is far from the biggest issue facing us today. But the righties aren’t letting go of it. Everything is about political gotcha with them.
If Pelosi or any other Democrat appears to be guilty of something, by all means, investigate, and indict where appropriate. This “Pelosi did it too” nonsense is just plain infantile.
Olbermann did a segment on this that’s worth watching: