Monday, March 02, 2009

Glasnost, at last!

In a classified Bush administration memo, one of many secret memos that were just released today by the Obama administration, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo wrote, back in 2001:

"First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully...The current campaign against terrorism may require even broader exercises of federal power domestically."

A big thumbs-up to President Obama for releasing these Bush White House memos today, as well as to the American Civil Liberties Union for suing to prove that 92 interrogation videotapes were destroyed by the Central Intelligence Agency under George W. Bush.

Now that we've opened the floodgates, how about having access to those 14 million "misplaced" e-mails that the former president claims to have suddenly conveniently found?

What are the odds of Bus, Cheney and clan writing "weapons of mass destruction" 14 million times? Frankly, I can think of no better penalty!