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US cites security more to censor, deny records

March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has a way to go to fulfill its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history....

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Mar-19-14 5:10 AM

"Rumsfeld’s notes were prepared in close consultation with senior DOD officials Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith. Among other insights, the materials posted today by the National Security Archive shed light on the intense focus on Iraq by high-level Bush administration officials long before the attacks of 9/11, and Washington’s confidence in perception management as a successful strategy for overcoming public and allied resistance to its plans."

*** Posted - September 22, 2010 !!



THE IRAQ WAR -- PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001

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Mar-19-14 5:00 AM



"Executive Order 13,233 was signed by President Bush on November 1, 2001, so that his White House Counsel –not the National Archives– could review 68,000 pages of records from the Reagan Presidential Library, and decide if the public had the right to read them. These documents included a six-page 8 December 1986 memo to the President and Director of Public Affairs entitled, “Talking Points on Iran/Contra Affairs”; a series of memos dated 22 November and 1 December 1988 for the President entitled, “Pardon for Oliver North, John Poindexter, and Joseph Fernandez”; and a two-page memo for the President from the Attorney General, “Appeal of the Decision Denying the Enforcement of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987."


President who Eviscerated Presidential Records Act Relying on His Presidential Library to Boost Legacy. | UNREDACTED

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