Monday, February 23, 2009

Obfuscation Obama on Bush E-mails

President Obama promised an open and transparent government. Yet, Obama's Justice Department defends the Bush administration's handling of millions of lost e-mails. The AP reported:

"We do not know how many more e-mails could be restored but have not been, because defendants have not looked," the National Security Archive said in the court papers.

Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, noted that President Barack Obama on his first full day in office called for greater transparency in government.

The Justice Department "apparently never got the message" from Obama, Blanton said.

Between this move and the UBS settlement, it seems Bush "Just Us" hasn't changed. I looked forward to reading Hurricane Katrina e-mails from Joe Hagin, Fran Townsend, and Andy Card. Obama's obfuscation isn't helping.

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