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Has Obama Been Transparent?

After pledge, Obama gets mixed report card on transparency

Are we seeing articles like this in the mainstream media?  Sadly, even here the choice of issues and the reasoning employeed miss the point.  Does Obama transparency really deal with war issues?  Notice the lack of reference to health care and finance debates which is where Obama truely has been shady.  

Barack Obama took office with a pledge of “unprecedented level of openness” in government — a pledge that his critics on both the left and right have accused him of abandoning. His decision to oppose the release of photos of Iraqi and Afghan detainees being abused by American troops, his insistence that White House visitor logs are exempt from mandatory release under the Freedom of Information Act, and the Justice Department’s invocation of the state secrets privilege in cases involving alleged CIA torture have all tended to undercut Obama’s pledge, which he expressed in a memo to government employees when he took office.


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This entry was posted on September 7, 2010 by in Uncategorized.

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