Where is the Congress?!?
The hubris of this amazes even me.
The President is seeking permissions from Congress to suppress any photographs related to FOIA requests that occurred outside American borders if it would ‘endanger the troops’. Who makes this call? Ah yes, his appointee, the secretary of defense.
Read the text here
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time you’ll know that I’m all for anything that protects the troops. Not, however, at the cost of the very freedoms they are fighting to maintain.
As Glen Greenwall says:
What kind of a country passes a law that has no purpose other than to empower its leader to suppress evidence of the torture it inflicted on people?
The Audacity of Hope indeed….
To all those that came before and to all those who will come after.
As you might have noticed, the little cog has been MIA. Apolgies, here’s something to tide you over:
Yup. Tactical Bacon.