What is getting lost amidst the attempts to get email gate running at full speed is the concept of classified information. Is nothing classified anymore? I'm not against the concept of transparency but who passed the law that made all political documents declassified whenever congress snaps its fingers?
And if everything has suddenly become declassified, how come George Bush JR repeatedly ignored congressional requests and supoenas?
When it comes to negotiating with other countries, if a political figure or cabinet member knows that everything they say or do is declassified even as they state a plan of action in a classified setting, their position of authority is stripped even before they say or do anything.
Here's a final thought, the Osama Bin Laden assassination, is Congress entitled to view ALL documents related to that event? Because it seems to me that would expose people to death threats. So which is it, a bi-partisian Congress can ask for anything and all things whenever they want, or, somehow a bi-partisian congress magically knows when to ask and when not to ask for documents and content they have not seen and therefore all of their requests should always be followed to the letter of their demand?
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