Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Top Secret America": The Rest Of The Story

"The Monday, July 19, 2010, edition of The Washington Post featured an investigative report entitled "Top Secret America," with the subtitle, "A hidden world, growing beyond control." The report begins, "The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work." Read Chuck Baldwin,"Top Secret America": The Rest Of The Story.

A story to remember the next time those Republi-cons parrot their electioneering slogan about less government and more person freedom.

'Leaking' the Obvious

Is it a secret to state the obvious? No say two writers for the Washington Post:

"The war in Afghanistan cannot be won as winning is now defined -- defeat of the Taliban, eradication of al-Qaeda and the preservation of a functioning central government run by someone like our close friend and cherished ally, Hamid Karzai. This is not going to happen." Read Wikileaks, telling us the obvious in Afghanistan.

"The tens of thousands of classified military documents posted on the Internet Sunday confirm what critics of the war in Afghanistan already knew or suspected: We are wading deeper into a long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well." Read Wikileaks reveal the obvious dangers of Afghanistan.