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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  May 15, 2009
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Preposterous Pelosi Should Resign or Be Replaced

There's no dispute that Speaker Pelosi did not protest waterboarding then, and her insinuation now that she should not have protested at the time, even if she believed waterboarding was an outrageous violation of international law, because she did not believe it had been used yet, is preposterous.

Remember President Nixon's loyal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, explaining how she might have accidentally erased part of a Watergate tape?

Her explanation was preposterous.

Wikipedia: "Fiercely loyal to Nixon, Woods claimed responsibility in 1974 grand jury testimony for inadvertently erasing up to 5 minutes of the 18 1/2 minute gap in one of the Nixon audio tapes (specifically, the one from June 20, 1972) that were central to the scandal. Her demonstration of how this might have occurred - which depended upon her stretching to simultaneously press controls several feet apart (what the press dubbed the "Rose Mary Stretch") was met with skepticism from those who believed the erasures, from whatever source, to be deliberate. Later investigators identified five to nine separate erasures. The contents of the gap remain a mystery."

Now Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is preposterous.

She's insulting the intelligence and sense of fairness of the American people by simultaneously trying to cover for herself while promoting a Truth Commission to pursue the people who approved and implemented the enhanced interrogation techniques approved by the United States Justice Department after September 11, 2001 for the purpose of preventing more terrorist attacks.

Speaker Pelosi finally admitted she was briefed on waterboarding by the CIA, but still insists that she was not told that there HAD been waterboarding before she was briefed.

Put aside that documents show and the others say otherwise.

There HAD been waterboarding 83 times of one terrorist.

Does it make sense that the briefing would have been omitted that fact and instead covered a technique that had NOT been used but had been approved by the United States Justice Department?

There's no dispute that Speaker Pelosi did not protest waterboarding then, and her insinuation now that she should not have protested at the time, even if she believed waterboarding was an outrageous violation of international law, because she did not believe it had been used yet, is preposterous.

Why would waterboarding have been the subject of briefing if it was not reasonably foreseeable that it would be used?

And, if Speaker Pelosi then disapporved of waterboarding, why didn't she try to prevent it by protesting instead of waiting to protest it after the fact?

If Speaker Pelosi really had been told during a briefing that there had not yet been an outrageous violation of international law, but she had been briefed that the Bush Administration had legal authority for it in case it chose to commit the violation, wouldn't just about anyone, even Speaker Pelosi, have protested vigorously?

In 2002, the Bush Administration and the Congress were taking the terrorist threat very seriously and they did not have time to waste on briefings about things that were not being done or were not reasonably foreseeable.

This time Speaker Pelosi is doing the misleading, not the CIA and Porter Goss.

Speaker Pelosi is a liar, a hypocrite and a fool.

Speaker Pelosi also is too shameless to resign.

Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott lost his position for praising the late Senator Strom Thurmond to fully at a hundreth birthday party.

Republicans did not tolerate that.

Will House Democrats replace Pelosi as Speaker?

They should!

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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