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.