After a few early stumbles, new Democrat Arlen Specter seems to be earning his stripes: The senator from Pennsylvania seems to have sided with Nancy Pelosi in the controversy over whether or not she was briefed about waterboarding in 2002. “The CIA has a very bad record when it comes … to honesty. It goes back a long time,” Specter said in a speech today. “It’s a real problem as to how you get the information.” After the speech, Specter said Pelosi is “reliable” and “entitled to have as much light on this as possible,” including the release of CIA notes on her briefing.
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