Pelosi on capturing or killing bin Ladin – then and now comparison

Someone please tell me this woman will be retiring or maybe a Republican will be able to mount a serious challenge in 2012? Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a different point of view concerning capturing or killing Osama bin Ladin in 2006. Today, it’s “the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida.”

Hat tip to John Hinderaker at Powerline who points to the 2006 quote and the statement today.

I went to confirm this from different sources. Here is a quote from SFGate, which was also noted by other sites including Mother Jones and USNews. The quote is from Sept. 22, 2006.

Shortly before the November election, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi spoke about the American effort to capture or kill bin Laden. “Even if he is caught tomorrow, it’s five years too late,” she said. “He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But in fact, the damage that he has done is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.”

By releasing the following statement this morning, she’s taking advantage of the situation and in my opinion changing her tune as the wind blows.

The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. It is a testament to the professionalism of our dedicated national security professionals that no American lives were lost in this operation.

To be fair to Pelosi, she certainly did not state we are now safer with bin Ladin dead, but why is this the most significant development if the damage was already done and we’re not any safer?

8 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The only significant development in our fight against AlQ, or politics in general, as of late, was getting this bag of wind demoted to minority leader (far more than she deserved, even from the sheep like Democrats in the House).

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      Bag of wind, Dims?
      I was kinda thinking botox infected skin-bag of socialist contradictions.?

      Every time one of these hippocrits contradicts?themselves I can’t help but think how either stupid or arrogant they are to not realize that everything they say, or have ever said in public life,?is recorded.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        Hey, it’s a family audience!? ;-)?? I could say that she is constipated at the wrong end or something though…

  2. Texas-ex1977
    Texas-ex1977 says:

    Pelosi salutes Panetta because BOTH are SF Bay Area Dem Hacks. Panetta is Monterey and Pelosi is Marin County.
    Tis all in the family!
    And THAT is what you Connecticut people need to figure!

  3. Eric
    Eric says:

    I like the “botox infected skin-bag of socialist contradictions” as well as the stupid/arrogant thing. I don’t think I can improve on either one. Nice job guys. I’m glad we’re all on the same team!

  4. brianh
    brianh says:

    I’m afraid we’re stuck with her feeding from the public trough, Steve. Remember her district is SF,?exclusively.

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