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Another Terrace Morning

The secret cables only seem to reveal how deeply paranoid America's allies are at the diplomatic level. And they only figured to be so, after our own catastrophic intelligence failure of 9/11 in the executive level, and our subsequent heavily-militarized and often catastrophic responses.

It may be wise for the Congressman from New York who is more interested in scapegoating foreign media than foreign paranoia for our allies' foreign policy errors to revisit the "Douglas concurrence" from the Pentagon Papers decision:
Secrecy in government is fundamentally anti-democratic, perpetuating bureaucratic errors. Open debate and discussion of public issues are vital to our national health. On public questions there should be "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open" debate. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 269-270.
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