Tag Archives: FOIA

Obama: One step forward, ten steps back

In May, I wrote a post about how Obama reversed his own policy and decided not to release photos that depicted the torture of detainees at prisons other than Abu Ghraib. Obama said releasing the photos would endanger The Troops for little reason because, and I quote, “I want to emphasise that these photos that […]

Governing and torturing in secret

Check out this CIA Office of the Inspector General review of the CIA’s interrogation and detention program (PDF). It doesn’t get much more redacted than that. Democracy cannot function if the public is kept in the dark about the government’s workings. There are legitimate reasons for secrecy when it comes to national defense. For instance, […]