Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, backed Pelosi.
"I think it's a tempest in a teapot really to say: Well, Speaker Pelosi should have known all of this, she should have stopped this, she should have done this or done that," she said.
"I don't want to make an apology for anybody, but in 2002, it wasn't 2006, 07, 08 or 09. It was right after 9/11, and there were in fact discussions about a second wave of attacks."
Sen. Feinstein meant to defend Maj. Leader Pelosi, but it could also be used to defend Bush and Cheney using the same argument.
This is the same argument that Cheney has been debating for years, but I guess the argument only works for Democrats.