What "secrecy laws" would those be?As i understood it this seems like rather trivial classified material. And nothing that the President is not entitled to reveal. Essentially his office allows him to determine and release information as he sees fit.
No laws broken here EXCEPT for those leaking sensitive information to the Washington Post from within the administration. The leaker might be breaking secrecy laws,
The Post, insofar as it has an ethical duty, has a duty to report such information. To what system of ethics are you referring? And a newspaper owes confidentiality only to its sources, which duty the Post has fulfilled.[/quote]the Washington Post ethical and confidentiality standards..
No, they're doing the Mantle of Gawd a disservice. They're doing the country a great service, as they did in 1973.both are doing a disservice to the country.
If he was a dictator he'd be locking up people who oppose him.
Is there some criteria as to what the Prez can show and to whom? Just because some alphabet agency declares something classified doesn't necessarily mean that it should be. I know we have some retarded laws about privacy in Canada. A's an example I can walk into the Forestry office and look at their maps to identify a piece of property and get the boundaries and legal description from them but they are not permitted to tell me who the registered owner is but I can take this information down to the local dirt pimp and he can tell me the name and address of the owner.