Saturday, May 16, 2009

Presidential secrecy

In the previous post, I mentioned Robert M. Pallitto and William G. Weaver's book Presidential Secrecy and the Law.

In a brief book review, Steve Aftergood writes:
Presidential secrecy is best understood not as an expression of executive strength but as a sign of weakness and insecurity, according to a provocative new book on the subject.
In related news, Greenwald offers up this accurate and devastating summation of the Obama administration today:
Along with warrantless eavesdropping, indefinite detention, extreme secrecy doctrines, concealment of torture evidence, rendition, and blocking judicial review of executive lawbreaking, one can now add Bush's military commission system, albeit in modified form, to the growing list of despised Bush Terrorism policies that are now policies of Barack Obama.

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