25 July 2005

The secretive White House


Recent news items:
The White House tries to preserve John Roberts's tabula rasa status by being very careful about which of his papers they will release.

Alberto Gonzales gave the White House 12 hours to destroy papers relating to the leak of Valerie Plame's name.

The Pentagon is trying not to release more pictures and video from Abu Ghraib; some have said that they depict rape of a woman and of boys, and murder.

The US military in Iraq has been caught making up quotes from Iraqis to make things seem better there.
And that's just what I saw today. These guys are making sure that the deeds they do remain as hidden as possible, and for a very good reason — they might not last long if Americans knew what they were up to.