Thursday, September 08, 2005

Increased Secrecy Under Bush

Increased government secrecy under the Bush Administration is one issue which I do not believe has received sufficient attention. NPR’s Morning Edition did look at the increasing number of classified documents today. They note that “government workers classified over 15 million documents last year, more than twice the number classified in 2001.” The war and terrorism are responsible for some of the increase, but this is not always wise. They note that government secrecy led to some of the 9/11 intelligence failures, and that the 9/11 Commission has recommended relaxing secrecy rules–a recommendation not followed by the Bush Administration.


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