As a liberal who opposes torture, I care a lot about whether or not Nancy Pelosi was told that torture was going on. It's unethical, and Pelosi should know much better than to quietly let it go on. But why would Republicans care?
The best that I can come up with is that they believe this exonerates the Bush administration. After all, if a high-level Democrat knew about the torture program, Republicans cannot be blamed. I hope that this is the reason; if it is, then it means we all oppose torture. I'll let the Republicans keep on thinking that Democrats are as much to blame for the torture as themselves because this means both parties are opposed to torture.
For those who support torture, though, the best that I can guess is they are merely calling out a hypocrite. Really? Being a hypocrite is bad, but it does not even begin to rank up there with torture.
So what's going on here? Is this just random Pelosi bashing? Is this all political? Maybe the Republicans know that they're being branded as the party of torture and would like to throw some of that onto the Democrats (even though the Republicans still support torture).
I can understand what liberals like me can be mad at her for possibly turning a blind eye to torture, but have no idea why the Republicans are doing this?
Any other explanations would be appreciated.