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Friday, April 02, 2004
  Rant in general, I guess

Just finishing watching Now with Bill Moyers. An excellent three pieces including a great interview w/ John Dean on the problem of secrecy in the Baby Bush administration. I say excellent, but probably it's one of those preaching to the chior deals. You know, the same goes for the story on Baby Bush's desire to develop and field new nuke capability. The best thing about this story was Stanfield Turner and an ex-4 star coming out against the idea. And I would, and most ceratinly will post a link to it, but it seems everyone is hitting their site, and I can't blog it yet. I'll come back to it if I can get to the link, but right now I can't even get to PBS.

Okay, now it's 8:21am and both the PBS and NOW Links are up:
NOW with Bill Moyers. This Week | PBS:
"John Dean is in the news again. Thirty years ago as counsel to Richard Nixon he mesmerized the country with his testimony in the Watergate hearings about 'a cancer growing on the presidency.' Eventually Nixon would resign and John Dean would go down in history for his role in the Watergate scandal. Now Dean has written a new book - his sixth - in which he concludes that the obsessive secrecy and deception in Washington today is 'Worse Than Watergate.' The conversation with Bill Moyers is Dean's first television interview on 'the hidden agenda of a White House shrouded in secrecy and a presidency that seeks to remain unaccountable' and his book WORSE THAN WATERGATE: THE SECRET PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH."
They don't provide as good an overview for the segment on Baby Bush wanting to increase are nuclear capability, but it too, was a good piece. It does look like they have excellent summaries of last week's show, so maybe they post more later. I'll try to remember to go back to look.

In the area of secrecy, check out my most recent post at Rogue Analyst. I've done a fair amount of research in the area, and I've posted a work in progress.
"Of course, much of this must rely on extrapolation from the data available, as this regulatory system self regulates itself into intentional/unintentional levels of obscurity. The report states that secrecy is the ultimate mode of regulation; leaving citizens unaware that they are being regulated. Regulations of the normal nature inform a citizen about his required behavior and are therefore disseminated to inform the citizen. In contrast, secrecy regulates what knowledge a citizen may have, but does not let him know what he legally may not know."
Check it out and let me know what you think.
 
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