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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bush Administration: BUSH CLOSES DOOR ON OPEN ACCESS

Despite the Bush administration's dismal record on privacy, there is still one area of privacy that it zealously safeguards---its own.

Courier News
By: Herb Kaufman (8/31/06)

The number of documents that have been listed as "secret" jumped from 9 milliom in 2001 to 16 million in 2004. Moreover, this same administration has granted the EPA, the Dept of Agriculture and the Health and Human Services Department to power to classify any of their documents as "secret." (I guess the purpose was to keep such vital information from falling into the hands of terrorists who might try, for example, to blow up a silo or two in the Midwest).

In that same period, thousands of unclassified documents have been purged from government Web sites and the National Archives. In 2001, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft instructed federal agencies to "resist" Freedom of Information Act requests whenever they could find legal grounds to do so.

If information is the oxygen of democracy (the system President Bush is trying to install in Iraq), the Bush administration seems to be doing everything in it's power to cut off the supply here in the good old USA.

Hail O mighty defender of the Constitution.

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