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  •  They could a clearance for others (5+ / 0-)
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    T100R, KJG52, maryabein, Johnny Q, aliasalias

    The absence of advocates for civil liberties is appalling.  I mean if we didn't care about civil liberties we wouldn't have the issue in the first place.

    I'd like to see someone like Bill Moyers on the panel.  

    •  as mentioned in the diary... (0+ / 0-)
      There is an existing group, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, whose mission is to watchdog civil liberties, so the absence of those representatives on this new board could be explained
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      The panel also includes Peter Swire, a former Clinton administration privacy expert
      Moyers is a journalist.  It would be unlikely that any journalist would be able to receive the security clearances needed to effectively contribute to the panel.

      Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

      by Hey338Too on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 10:47:57 AM PDT

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      •  If Snowden got a clearance, someone like (2+ / 0-)
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        Moyers should get a clearance.  This clearance stuff is just another excuse to prevent anyone who would challenge the intelligence community from having any real input on the panel.  

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