August 26, 2011
Through the Looking Glass

From the New York Times:

Neither critique of the C.I.A. is new. In fact, some of the information that the agency argues is classified, according to two people who have seen the correspondence between the F.B.I. and C.I.A., has previously been disclosed in open Congressional hearings, the report of the national commission on 9/11 and even the 2007 memoir of George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director…

A spokeswoman for the C.I.A., Jennifer Youngblood, said, “The suggestion that the Central Intelligence Agency has requested redactions on this publication because it doesn’t like the content is ridiculous. The C.I.A.’s pre-publication review process looks solely at the issue of whether information is classified.”

She noted that under the law, “Just because something is in the public domain doesn’t mean it’s been officially released or declassified by the U.S. government.”

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 26, 2011 10:31 AM
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“Just because something is in the public domain doesn’t mean it’s been officially released or declassified by the U.S. government.”

Only by donning the bureaucratic blinders does this statement even begin to make sense.

Posted by: ErgoDan on August 27, 2011 8:40 AM
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