This pisses me off in a BIG way.
Just for starters there’s this. But, read the article. It is short and it is a doozy.
In just the last few days, virtually unnoticed by most of the news media, administration officials have:
- Rejected a new Freedom of Information request for White House visitor logs (despite their announced intention to start making such documents public).
- Appealed, yet again, to invoke “state secrets” to block a lawsuit that might shed light on the CIA’s extraordinary rendition of terror suspects to countries that practice torture.
- Gotten Congress to pass legislation that would prevent graphic photographs of detainee abuse by the U.S. government from ever becoming public. (Update: Obama on Thursday signed into law a homeland security bill that exempts from the photos from the Freedom of Information Act.)
Executive prerogatives my ass. I say power corrupts.
Need to stay on ours too.