Friday, April 17, 2009

The Torment of Secrecy

I suspect that this statement by former CIA Director Michael Hayden is a litmus test for how people feel about government secrecy:

There are a lot of things that governments do, that aren't naturally or in the course of events immediately made public.

After all this [torture] began life as a covert action, whose definition is that the hand of the United States government is never acknowledged and the details of the operation are never revealed.

So, I don't think it automatically fits into the class of "the American people need to know."

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