Pelocchio said of the accusation:
"In that or any other briefing . . . we were not, and I repeat, were not told that water boarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation techniques were used. What they did tell us is that they had some legislative counsel... opinions that they could be used, but not that they would."
But then the evil Fox News reported on some recently released memos that contradicted Pelocchio's account:
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was thoroughly briefed in September 2002 that terrorist Abu Zubaydah was being water boarded by CIA interrogators, according to a report prepared by the Director of National Intelligence's office and obtained by Fox News and other agencies... . The new revelations completely contradict Pelosi's repeated assertions that she knew nothing about 'harsh interrogation' measures being carried out on enemy combatants."
Then suddenly Pelocchio remembered that it was her aide that was briefed back in 2005, but not her (as if this would exonerate her in the "I didn't know" scandal).
Then an unlikely hero by the name of Leon Panetta emerged from the darkness to set the record straight:
CIA Director Leon Panetta challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusations that the agency lied to her, writing a memo to his agents saying she received nothing but the truth...
Panetta, President Obama's pick to run the clandestine agency and President Clinton's former chief of staff, wrote in a memo to CIA employees Friday that "CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, describing 'the enhanced techniques that had been employed,'" according to CIA records.
"We are an agency of high integrity, professionalism and dedication," Panetta said in the memo. "Our task is to tell it like it is - even if that's not what people always want to hear. Keep it up. Our national security depends on it."
And so, the evil Pelocchio was exposed for the liar she is and she resigned and we lived happily ever after.
Okay..Okay, so the last line didn't happen, but we can all dream can't we.