A View From The Handbasket

Saturday, April 29, 2006
The War On Freedom
Posted by neros_fiddle at 8:34 PM
While you're getting riled up over fake outrages like a Spanish version of the national anthem, here comes a doozy slipped under the door:

A long-running effort by the Bush administration to send home many of the terror suspects held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been stymied in part because of concern among United States officials that the prisoners may not be treated humanely by their own governments, officials said.

And that's not all. While we're protecting the terrorists (who not long ago were so dangerous we couldn't even put them on trial) from harm, an even greater threat is being confronted here at home:

Earlier administrations have fired and prosecuted government officials who provided classified information to the press. They have also tried to force reporters to identify their sources.

But the Bush administration is exploring a more radical measure to protect information it says is vital to national security: the criminal prosecution of reporters under the espionage laws.

Sometimes, what emanates from the White House defies all attempts to mock it.

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