Monday, July 8, 2013

Quoth McRaven: 'Nevermore!' - Top Special Ops Commander Orders Bin Laden Raid Files Sealed In CIA

Richard Lardner at TPM:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon’s inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act.

An acknowledgement by Adm. William McRaven of his actions was quietly removed from the final version of an inspector general’s report published weeks ago. ...

(As always with AP material, please read it on the original site.)

The fact that the Obama administration is attempting to run the whole bloody government in secret is hardly news, but it is still regrettable that they are not even willing to conceal their secrecy. I do not know if history will look kindly on their attempts to hide everything they do, but it is certain that historians won't.

OK, I'll be honest. I just wanted an opportunity to use that post title...

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