Barack Obama warned Democrats in Congress against making a partisan cause out of the Bush administration’s harsh interrogation tactics.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ignoring him — loudly — and the party, from the president on down, may pay the price.
So far, it’s Pelosi who’s suffered the greatest harm.
But the biggest sign that the effort could backfire politically came from President Obama.
On April 21, addressing congressional proposals for a bipartisan commission to study the interrogations, the president said: “I do worry about this getting so politicized that we cannot function effectively and it hampers our ability to carry out critical national security operations.” Read More
Obama is staying away from this fight between Pelosi and the CIA. I think he was the one that started this interrogation investigation and now backing off letting other democrats do his dirty work. Its time for House Speaker Pelosi to go, she is a disgrace to the position!