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  •  I'll say it again (0+ / 0-)

    We have a legal way to declassify documents for folks without clearance. Leaks have chilling effect on the intelligence community and negatively effect our ability to do counter-intelligence. If people stop talking to us because they might end up on the evening news; how do we make up for that lost intel? Should the POTUS blog post the PDB or just email it to journalist after the briefing?

    •  The legal way to declassify documents (0+ / 0-)

      can be, and has been, stymied very easily. Repeatedly. And how do you know which "secrets" to even try to declassify if they are "secrets."?

      As to our ability to conduct the Eternal War on Everywhere All the Time.... besides the insanity of that (and I mean, quite literally, "insane") there's the concomitant destruction of our freedom. That's the context.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:48:15 AM PDT

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      •  None of you will answer the question (0+ / 0-)

        How do we make up for the lost intel? And don't tell me it's the price of freedom. None of you are going to stand over a murdered loved one and proclaim that then take responsibility. It'll be: how did this happen? Why didn't we know? And it's all their fault. So the system isn't perfect, it is at least sane. Oh and I didn't know my home security system constituted an "Eternal War on Everywhere All the Time" I thought I was protecting my family.

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