Monday, June 25, 2007

We Have A Rogue Administration.... case you haven't noticed.

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall June 23, 2007 10:53 AM:

For a White House that has offered a bountiful stream of substantive scandals for six years, the latest dust-up might be the most bizarre.

The background details are surprisingly straightforward. In 1995, the Clinton White House issued an executive order establishing uniform rules for protecting classified information. In 2003, the Bush White House revised it. The order plainly includes any executive-branch agency, any military department, and 'any other entity within the executive branch that comes into the possession of classified information.' The entire branch of government, the order said, is subject to oversight.

This week, however, in light of revelations about the White House ignoring its own E.O., the Bush gang started spinning like a top.

No comments: