This will be short and sweet, and nobody’s posted at at Dailykos yet, so someone here might actually respond and find this interesting.
WASHINGTON – President Obama will maintain a lid of secrecy on millions of pages of military and intelligence documents that were scheduled to be declassified by the end of the year, according to administration officials.
The missed deadline spells trouble for the White House’s promises to introduce an era of government openness, say advocates, who believe that releasing historical information enforces a key check on government behavior. They cite as an example the abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, including domestic spying and assassinations of foreign officials, that were publicly outlined in a set of agency documents known as the “family jewels.”
The documents in question – all more than 25 years old – were scheduled to be declassified on Dec. 31 under an order originally signed by President Bill Clinton and amended by President George W. Bush.
But gosh, it’s not Obama’s fault, you see, nothing is ever his fault. This time it’s the fault of the intelligence agencies who are, well, apparently more powerful than he is.
It seems EVERYBODY is more powerful than Obama. At least in “Obama’s World”.
It’s hard work being President, isn’t it Barry?
You fucking liar.