Barack Obama's campaign website still cites the fact that "the Bush administration has ignored public disclosure rules and has invoked a legal tool known as the 'state secrets' privilege more than any other previous administration to get cases thrown out of civil court." The site declares: "Secrecy Dominates Government Actions."H/T: TPMMuckeraker
This despite the fact that the Obama administration has already invoked the state secrets privilege in three separate cases, including one claim so sweeping as to quickly produce an expert consensus that the Obama-ites are following directly in Bush's footsteps.
I have spoken with supporters of President Obama who are visibly troubled by yesterday's release of memos supposedly on torture and how the Administration won't persue prosecution.
Who knows? All of the back-peddling I predicted after November's election may come true afterall. As a Conservative, I can only hope for nothing less. Sphere: Related Content
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