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  •  Another Watergate lesson to re-learn (4+ / 0-)
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    Leila, kurt, CharlieHipHop, Pink Lady

    Be highly suspicious of anything marked "top secret"--nine times out of ten it has nothing to do with protecting us from foreign enemies and everything to do with silencing critics or preventing embarassment and potential criminal prosecution of those in power.

    Let's face it--Americans were never very good at spycraft in the first place. The Russians were masters of that, yet they still lost the cold war. We need to learn that government secrecy does not make us more secure, it makes us vulnerable to abuse.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 06:08:07 AM PDT

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