"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 10, 2006

Bush's defense is that he has an "inherent right" to declassify documents. What BS. Declassification is a bureaucratic process with rules. Bush can initiate it. He can't just arbitrarily declare some parts of some documents leakable for petty political purposes. The number of "inherent rights" of the presidency, from torturing people to prancing around their living rooms when they are out at a ball, keeps exponentially increasing. Next he'll be asserting a claim to deflower our daughters.

- - - Juan Cole

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