Monday, February 09, 2009

Honeymoon's over, Part 2

The DOJ has just maintained Bush's position that the US government can whip out the 'state secrets' excuse anytime they don't feel like revealing something. As Greenwald points out, this is a travesty:
That's what Barack Obama is now shielding from judicial scrutiny. Those are the torture victims he is preventing from obtaining judicial relief in our courts. And he's using one of the most radical and destructive tools in the Bush arsenal -- its wildly expanded version of the "state secrets" privilege -- to accomplish all of that dirty work.
I'm getting the feeling that there will be many more parts to this series.


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