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  •  I actually think not. (3+ / 0-)
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    justmy2, Roadbed Guy, Simplify

    There are NO legitimate state secrets. For one thing, look at what we have now. Slippery slope.

    Now we have a secret banking system. We can't audit the fed.
    The military is costing us our entire paycheck, plus our children's futures. What do they do with all that money?
    You can't trust people with billions of dollars of taxpayer money to have secrets!!!!! DUH.
    This whole concept of state secrets is basically, totally flawed.

    One more thing: Before the drone work in Pakistan, we had a good relationship with that country. Now the Pakistani people hate Americans. So what are the drone attacks doing for you and me? How do you feel as you work and pay taxes, knowing that this is how your money is being used?

    Give me an example of what a "legitimate" state secret might be?

    Things are more the way they are today than they ever were before. -Jimmy Flynn

    by onionjim on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 04:36:05 AM PST

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    •  I thought we just did audit the Fed, no? (1+ / 0-)
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      And from where came the idea that we had a "good relationship" with Pakistan prior to using drones?

      With "facts" like these floating around, what difference would it make if we had total transparency?  Apparently nobody pays attention anyway.

    •  bad history (2+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, chuckvw

      Of course, the first time "state secrets" privilege was invoked by the government and agreed to by a court, it was a lie to cover up military negligence to avoid liability, not a legitimate technological secret.

      The first drone strikes in Afghanistan were pretty bad too, including the killing of a group of people who were with someone they thought looked like Osama bin Laden.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 10:25:37 AM PST

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