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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's policies on secrecy get higher grades for openness than those of President George W. Bush, yet there's still room for improvement, says a coalition of public interest groups.

In a report issued Tuesday, the coalition says the new administration has made major strides toward more disclosure, including the recent release of Justice Department memos on Bush administration interrogation policies and Obama's embrace of greater openness under the Freedom of Information Act.

however, that the government has resisted release of photos from Army interrogation investigations; has not backed away from occasional use of the state secrets privilege; and has argued in court for secrecy regarding the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the Valerie Plame affair.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090908/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_secrecy;_ylt=Am1N.9hEGDlKF2GsZ9SG54hv24cA;_ylu=X3oD

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:43 AM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What you're saying is, you think it's great that the Obama administration has kept a campaign promise by being more open. And by being more open, that means disclosing all the previous administrations secrets which pertained to National Security while keeping all of his under wraps.
    Gotcha.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • LOL. Anon, you said it better than anyone right there. That is EXACTLY what it means. But, of course it's the "messiah" doing it,so no problems. When, not if,but when we get attacked again, he will just blame it on the last pres. saying he had nothing to do with it,and his minions,and the msm will go right along with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • What you're saying is, you think it's great that the Obama administration has kept a campaign promise by being more open. And by being more open, that means disclosing all the previous administrations secrets which pertained to National Security while keeping all of his under wraps.
    Gotcha.

    Ditto on that...Obamas plan to keep his dirty little secrets and tattle on the others before him.
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 8:49 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Guess you just kinda skipped that last paragraph huh?
    rubymoon57

    Answer by rubymoon57 at 8:50 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • I don't think she realized what she was copying this morning and just how stupid it made her look regarding her savior and his actions. DOOOOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • however, that the government has resisted release of photos from Army interrogation investigations; has not backed away from occasional use of the state secrets privilege; and has argued in court for secrecy regarding the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the Valerie Plame affair.
    **
    So, Obama being just a regular politician afterall, will only release what he wants released to harbor the left, gain favor with liberals, and yet still get what he wants. Gotcha still.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • I swear,he could discover the cure for cancer and you guys would still bit** about it .lol
    rubymoon57

    Answer by rubymoon57 at 8:57 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • I am not saying anything, this was not written by me, What are your thoughts about it? Never mind, you can't get past your blind hatred for the President

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:57 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Oh,didn't you hear ruby, he DID! Oh,and he also figured out how to stop world hunger, make world peace,and bring liberals and conservatives together in perfect harmony. Yeah,buddy, ole' Barry's got it going on in a big way! Yessiree bob! If it can be done, you better believe, ole' Barry is on it! *rolls eyes at this point*
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • I don't think she realized what she was copying this morning and just how stupid it made her look regarding her savior and his actions. DOOOOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


     he is not my savior. The only people that think he is are republicans with nothing real to say. This is an article that I thought was interesting, it doesn't slobber over the President ...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:59 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

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