Monday, April 7, 2014

A lot of us saw through this guy back in 2007

This was supposed to be the most transparent White House administration ever.  The Great Healer was going to also be The Greater Sharer.  Yeah, right.  As Betsy Medsger notes in her recent USA Today article, that didn't happen:
This growing disregard for openness is especially disappointing from a president who, on his first full day in office, announced he would have the most transparent administration in history. It is evident not only in the administration's handling of FOIA requests, but also in the recent CIA dispute with the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee over the committee's report on the government's use of torture in the aftermath of 9/11 and in the scope and nature of mass surveillance by the NSA, known because of files made public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Medsger details many other instances of Obama opaqueness in her worthwhile article, available here.