Political hack Newt Gingrich had better be careful what he wishes for. In addition to calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “a trivial politician, viciously using partisanship for the narrowest of purposes, who dishonors the Congress by her behavior.” And saying she’s “the big loser, because she either comes across as incompetent, or dishonest.” Gingrich also said he wants the House to investigate how much Pelosi knew about waterboarding and other controversial practices the CIA used on prisoners.
Despite the fact that I believe Gingrich is just trying to find any kind of distraction right now as only 21% of Americans currently define themselves as ‘Republicans,’ I think there should be an investigation. Not only so the real truth can come out, but also because how could the House investigate only Pelosi, and not also investigate what Bush, Cheney and the rest of their administration not only knew and said, but also what they ordered to be done?
Think about it. If you open up an investigation against Pelosi to find out what she knew and when she knew it, how could anyone trying to be fair not investigate Bush, Cheney and the rest of their administration? Let this next one sink in as well; if Bush, Cheney and Pelosi are all investigated on the subject of waterboarding and torture, who do you think will be in more hot water by the time the investigation is over? The people who ordered these things done? Or the person who heard about what was done after it had already taken place? That’s a no-brainer in my book.
So I think this is a great idea, investigate them all. Leave no rock unturned. In the end, not only may Newt Gingrich wish that he hadn’t opened his mouth, he may have also fired the “starting pistol” that begins the race to investigate Former President Bush and Former Vice President Cheney.
Mark ‘Marky Mark’ Grimaldi