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Loose Lips Investigate Secrets

America has been suffering from an asymmetrical secrecy for the last decade, and the latest symptom of this lopsided syndrome comes with the latest leak from the U.S. Congress. Pamela Hess of the Associated Press says that there’s going to be a limited congressional investigation of just one of the many programs of lies and secrets organized by the CIA under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Of course, it’s not an official story, but rather a wink and a nod that goes along with a “you didn’t hear it from me”.

“The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.”

The American people get to hear all kinds of gossip about a supposedly-secret governmental effort to enforce the law, but when the government has a plan to break the law, then we’re not allowed to hear the secrets at all.

Pathetic. I won’t believe any news that the U.S. Congress is going to investigate anything until I see witnesses swear an oath to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

1 comment to Loose Lips Investigate Secrets

  • Tom

    i’m with you on this Peregrin: i’ll believe it when i see it.

    Our broken government, now not only functionally crippled by the financial meltdown and rising unemployment, but also wars we can’t afford and have no business in, bankrupt states, cities, towns, & businesses closing up shop, staggering with no vision that includes the common citizen, representatives that fail to uphold our common interests (like the rule of law) and keep the secrecy going, is now lead in the same (mis)direction by a new president who wobbled to the right when he was elected, and is now further weakened by loss of tax revenue from tapped-out citizens, fiat money, corrupt advisors and a ballooning debt.

    It doesn’t look promising.

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