Washington Post: Our Nation’s Secrets, Stuck in a Broken System

10-23-10  (Summary from GAP)

Summary: This op-ed from a former Bush administration official criticizes the Obama administration for its high-level staff revealing classified information to journalist Bob Woodward for a new book. The author points out the hypocrisy of the White House for apparently allowing this, while at the same time prosecuting other alleged government whistleblowers for revealing far less potentially damaging information.

GAP Homeland Security Director, Jesselyn Radack,  blogged about the op-ed, and the serious problem of government officials over-classifying documents, in many cases simply to cover up mistakes or wrongdoing.

Link to Original:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/21/AR2010102104848.html