In a free society, we need free access to information. How else do we know when to vote against someone? Or for them? How does hiding information help the country? It certainly blocks anyone who would like to change what is going on.
Would you happen to have a spare irony-meter? The following passage from Sanger’s piece broke mine:
Mr. Obama, according to participants in the many Situation Room meetings on Olympic Games, was acutely aware that with every attack he was pushing the United States into new territory, much as his predecessors had with the first use of atomic weapons in the 1940s, of intercontinental missiles in the 1950s and of drones in the past decade. He repeatedly expressed concerns that any American acknowledgment that it was using cyberweapons – even under the most careful and limited circumstances – could enable other countries, terrorists or hackers to justify their own attacks.
“We discussed the irony, more than once,” one of his aides said.
And if you prefer the outright laughable, there’s this. In response to criticism about the Administration leaking, the Administration has announced that it will crack down on … the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies.