Thursday, November 3, 2011

As if that will stop them.

DOJ:  We'll be honest, we promise.
The Justice Department says it is dropping a proposed rule that would have allowed officials to deny the existence of certain sensitive information, which critics said amounted to giving the government a license to "lie."

The decision comes a week after Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying the proposed rule "stands in stark contrast to both the president;s and your prior statements" about transparency and open government.
The fact that this rule was even proposed should be ringing alarm bells, but most people have completely ignored it.  It truly is sad how apathetic people are to governmental misconduct.

If you think this was anything more than an attempt to give the official OK to what has, and always will be, standard operating procedure in DC then I have to question your mental faculties.  This is right up there with 'anything that makes us look bad is a matter of National Security' and must forever be kept secret.

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