Include columnist Leonard Pitts among those not impressed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tortured explanations about her briefings on U.S. torture policy. Though Pelosi couldn't have done much to stop the torturing, she still should have registered her objections, Pitts argued. "She didn't say what she should've when saying it would have mattered," he wrote. "Until and unless Pelosi admits that, her 'truth commission' amounts to little more than partisanship and politics. And she can evolve no explanation that changes the obvious: It's easy to speak up now. It would have been courageous to speak up then."