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Posted on 03/07/2010 2:28:23 PM PST by safetysign
The most transparent administration in history stonewalls.
At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee last fall, Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, asked Attorney General Eric Holder to produce a list of Department of Justice employees who had been involved in representing detainees. Holder said hed consider the request.
Three months later he denied it. In a letter to Grassley on February 18, Holder acknowledged that nine Justice Department officials had worked on behalf of detainees before joining the Obama administration. The names of two of those officialsJennifer Daskal and Neal Katyalhad been reported publicly. But Holder refused to disclose the other seven and allowed that there could well be more than nine.
This refusal by the Justice Department is just the latest example of the Obama administrations near-obsessive secrecy on issues related to Guantánamo Bay and detainees. Given how Obama started his presidency, its ironic.
Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009. On January 21, he ordered government agencies to operate with transparency and opennesshe had repeatedly pledged on the campaign trail to make his the most transparent administration in history. On January 22, he ordered the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay closed within a year. These were plainly among the highest priorities of a new administration that had designs on changing Washington.
Since then, however, Obamas determination to close Guantánamo has left his openness promises in tatters. The administration has steadfastly refused to provide the public with information on the efforts to close Guantánamo, the lawyers working on detainee issues, and, most disturbing, the detainees themselves.
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The people are not interested in such “inside baseball”.
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The only way to deal with this administration is to remove all of them from any position of political power. IMHO!
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