The Left has suggested that members of George Bush’s administration should be prosecuted for their role in sanctioning the physical coercion (waterboarding) of terrorists to extract information that could be used to prevent mass murders by other terrorists. The idea of prosecuting members of the previous Administration is highly reminiscent of Stalinist purges of previous regimes, royal families (Shakespeare’s Richard III comes to mind) who murdered every rival who might have a claim on the throne, and of course Napoleon’s extermination of Snowball’s followers in Orwell’s Animal Farm. Now, however, the Left has a serious embarrassment in the form of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the question as to what she knew about waterboarding and when she knew it. The following cartoon should help Ms. Pelosi with what was once known as the Four-Step Nuremburg War Crime Alibi.
Now, Ms. Pelosi, repeat the following:
(1) “Es geschah nicht.” (“It didn’t happen.”)
(2) “Ich wusste nicht.” (“I didn’t know.”)
(3) “Ich war nicht dort.” (“I wasn’t there.”)
(4) “Ich folgt nur Auftragen.” (“I only followed orders.”)