More Government Secrecy Under Obama Than Bush

FOIA Review

Another promise of "change" miserably fails

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

An Associated Press review of Freedom of Information Act reports filed by 17 major government agencies has revealed that, despite Barack Obama's promise to make government more transparent, more information is now being withheld from the public.

http://www.infowars.net/articles/march2010/160310Secrecy.htm

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Obama’s (and Bush’s) enemy combatant policy

Washington Examiner
by Gene Healy

03/16/10

Ever since the failed Christmas bombing, Republicans have smelled blood in the political waters, and they’ve assailed President Obama for his allegedly soft-on-terror policies. This campaign is based on phony charges, and it’s a dangerous distraction from the fight for limited government...

http://tinyurl.com/yadnmw6



Obama threatens to veto greater intelligence oversight

Salon
by Glenn Greenwald

03/16/10

[T]he Obama White House — just as was true for the Bush White House, and using the same rationale — does not want any meaningful oversight (i.e., briefings beyond the absurd Gang of Eight sham) on whether it’s breaking the law in the conduct of its intelligence activities. One of the Intelligence Community’s most loyal Congressional servants — Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein — told The Post that she thinks a deal can be worked out with the White House, meaning that the bill needs to be diluted even further, to the point of virtual nothingness, in order for the White House to accept it. It’s critical to note that this is far from an abstract concern, because the Obama administration has almost certainly been hiding intelligence activities from the Intelligence Committees, thus ensuring it operates without oversight...

http://tinyurl.com/yfkoq8d


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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