Tuesday, June 5, 2007

More Dick Cheney Secrecy

"The Associated Press reported that Mr. Cheney’s office ordered the Secret Service last September to destroy all records of visitors to the official vice presidential mansion — right after The Washington Post sued for access to the logs. That move was made in secret, naturally. It came out only because of another lawsuit, filed by a private group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, seeking the names of conservative religious figures who visited the vice president’s residence.

This disdain for accountability is distressing, but not surprising. Mr. Cheney has had it on display from his first days in office, when he refused to name the energy-industry executives who met with him behind closed doors to draft an energy policy."

Dick Cheney Rules - New York Times

Secrecy defines this administration. Funny, that's how all dictators like to work, too. Democracy and free countries are not about secrecy, they are about shining lights into the dark corners of governmental power. As much as Bush and Cheney talk about spreading democracy and freedom, they do the exact opposite when it comes to their own power.

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