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http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31689Panic Time for  Pelosi by Jed  Babbin  (more by this author)  Human Events,  1 May 2009    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had a bad week.  Caught between  her own involvement in the CIA interrogations  now condemned as torture  and  her party’s inquisitions,  Pelosi floundered.  Her fear and  frustration  have apparently given way to panic  after word reached her of  the CIA’s reaction  to the damage she, President Obama and other Democrats  have done to the spy agency in the last three months.  [serves those leakers well,  by the way] Pelosi -- as I wrote earlier in the  week -- was one of the few members of Congress  briefed in detail  on the harsh interrogation methods  and who could have  stopped them  but didn’t.  Pelosi first said that she wasn’t briefed  about waterboarding. Then she sort of admitted she had,  inserting that the  CIA only said  that they might do it,  not that they were going to do  it.  Which could have been plagiarized  from John Kerry’s 2004  circular explanation of his vote  for the war in Iraq.  [and she didn't inhale] As badly as that hurt Pelosi,  what apparently pushed her into a  panic  was the feedback she and other Democrats  are getting from the  CIA.  Pelosi learned  that her actions, and those of President Obama  and other Democrats  over the past ninety days  have so damaged CIA morale  that the agency’s ability to function could be in danger.   As a result, two emergency closed-door meetings  were called  this week  on Capitol Hill. The first meeting, on Tuesday evening,  was attended by Pelosi,  Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Tx) and others.   The following night, Pelosi and some or all of the other attendees met  with CIA Director Leon Panetta, also behind closed doors.   No Republicans were invited to either meeting which means the  Democrats were assessing the damage and deciding how to maneuver their way  out from under the responsibility for it.  Spin and strategy.   Morale among in the spy agency is so low  because of the  relentless assault on the CIA in President Obama’s first 100 days.   <br /> The first blow to the CIA was his decision to close the terrorist  detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba  without any plan on what to do  with the 240 dangerous detainees housed there.  Many CIA employees  believe these people to be killers,  responsible for the deaths of CIA  operatives overseas.   Many in the CIA apparently see this as a  betrayal.  <br /> The Obama administration plan to set some of these people loose  in the US was despite CIA objections.<br /> <br /> And then came the president’s decision to release the so-called  “torture memos” and the disavowal of CIA interrogation methods.   <br /> The president’s on-again, off-again promise to not prosecute  CIA operatives who had conducted the harsher interrogations has left many  in the CIA uncertain of his real intentions.  Leaving up to the  Attorney General whether to prosecute the Bush-era lawyers who wrote the  “torture memos” has added to the already great doubt about the safety and  security of CIA interrogators’ jobs, and more.<br /> By the end of the meeting Wednesday, Pelosi, Reyes and Panetta  apparently determined that damage control had to begin  immediately.    Later Wednesday evening, Reyes sent an unprecedented letter to  CIA director Panetta making a sort of apology to the CIA.   Reyes’  cover letter asks Panetta to “…disseminate it to the CIA workforce as soon  as possible.”  (At this writing, the letter has not yet been  distributed.)  The letter to CIA employees is a very odd mixture of  praise for the CIA and CYA for Reyes.  (Click here to read the  letter ) Reyes begins, <br /> “In recent days, as the public debate regarding  CIA’s interrogation practices has raged, you have been very much in my  thoughts,” expressing his “…deep gratitude for the work you do each  day.”   <br /> But then Reyes retreats into lawyer-isms:  <br /> “First and  foremost, I wholeheartedly support the President’s decision that no CIA  officer or contractor will be prosecuted for authorized actions they took  in the context of interrogations.”  <br /> In other words, if some young  prosecutor or Capitol Hill staffer decides you did something unauthorized,  you’re sunk. And then comes the CYA for Reyes:  <br /> “One important lesson  to me from the CIA’s interrogation operations involves congressional  oversight. I’m going to examine closely ways in which we can change the  law to make our own oversight of the CIA more meaningful; I want to move  from mere notification to real discussion.”  <br /> The fact that “mere notification” of the interrogation methods  was comprised of a virtual tour of them matters not at all: Reyes’ letter  says Congress should be held innocent of any wrongdoing.  If CIA  morale was bad before the letter, it will be vastly worse after it.  
à peine 100 jours et Obama balance ses photos "privées" à la Maison blanche. Je mets "privé" entre parenthèse car les photos sont tout sauf impromptues !!