Tuesday, February 10, 2009

...Secrets Are For Everyone

The state secrets doctrine was no fun when the Bush administration used it to cover up American complicity in torture, and it remains equally vile when it's the Obama administration doing the same thing. I'm really ticked off about this. Even though the crimes Obama's administration is helping cover up through the invocation of this "principle" were perpetuated by the Bush administration, I agree with David Luban and Andrew Sullivan: by helping bury these crimes against humanity, you become complicit in them.

1 comment:

The Gaucho Politico said...

ya this was pretty abhorrent. the entire doctrine was conceived out of a cover up for gross negligence. maybe instead of asking about arod at the press conference yesterday that reporter from the post could have gone after this. this was actually an area i was hoping that obama would fix.