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Pelosi on Bin Laden: What a Difference Five Years Makes

By Doug Powers  •  May 3, 2011 10:13 AM

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Once in a while it’s nice to see a politician who can at least occasionally put country over politics. Nancy Pelosi is not one of them.

From Powerline:

Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006:

[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. 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.

Nancy Pelosi, earlier today:

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. … [T]he death of Osama bin Laden is historic….

Pelosi’s picturing that gavel falling back into her hands as we speak.

(h/t Instapundit)

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