Wednesday, September 09, 2009

This Really Is a Low Blow...

Anti-secrecy groups unhappy with Obama:
Report compares use of executive privilege to Bush's

Advocates for more open government who had hoped that the Obama administration would be less secretive than its predecessor say it is continuing to use executive privilege to block lawsuits over allegations of past abuses in the fight against terrorism.

A new report from, a coalition of anti-secrecy groups, criticized the Obama administration's interpretation of the so-called "state secrets privilege." Under it, the Justice Department has argued that courts must dismiss national security cases challenging wiretapping and the transport of suspected terrorists to CIA and foreign jails, where they claim they were tortured.

It's ok, though. The MSM will ignore any criticism of Teh One.