Obama Fails on Transparency | Center for Constitutional Rights
Has the Obama administration, for instance, urged the publishing of the Healthcare bill so that U.S. taxpayers and others can actually read it?“I could not be more disappointed: In its first real case, the Obama administration has chosen to continue the Bush administration’s policy of secrecy before justice despite all the uplifting rhetoric about transparency. The Bush administration invoked the State Secrets privilege more than any other administration in history to keep embarrassing cases out of court. The question is, when will Obama roll back the illegal expansion of executive power he has inherited?”
It's been 9 months, I find that I am running out of patience waiting for "change I can believe in."
This is a complicated story, I read the Times article, then searched Sullivan's blog b/c he referenced receiving justice dept lawyer emails as a result of blog postings he made about the case. I read those four articles, and the original Worthington article about the ruling which prompted the blog postings.
They were making arguments about prosecuting confessions made after the torture stopped. The judge said there was no clean break b/w the torture-induced confessions and the later confessions.
I guess I agree with the judge, however they were not using torture-produced confessions. Saying they are complicit in torture is not a fair statement, IMO. However, I think I agree with you that this case should not be prosecuted.
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Do you remember anything about no more earmarks? What happened to that?
How about the amendments done in the dead of night behind closed doors?
Have you ever seen so many people in an administration that couldn't apply for Dog Catcher, yet Barry slipped them in as Czars?... cutting out the vetting process by Congress? Did we get taken over by Russia while I wasn’t looking?
I don't think your little joke is funny at all.
Last edited by Crunch; 10-12-09 at 05:20 PM.