Sunday, December 05, 2010

We Are Governed By Idiots

From the New York Times:

In a classic case of shutting the barn door after the horse has left, the Obama administration and the Department of Defense have ordered the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors not to view the secret cables and other classified documents published by Wikileaks and news organizations around the world unless the workers have the required security clearance or authorization.

“Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified, and must be treated as such by federal employees and contractors, until it is declassified by an appropriate U.S. Government authority,” said the notice sent on Friday afternoon by the Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the White House, to agency and department heads, urging them to distribute it to their staff.


I'm not even sure how to classify this post, as I don't have a label specifically for "idiocy", although "liberals/lefties" comes close :-)

4 comments:

MikeAT said...

War Story, No S@#$, there I was.

In 05 someone leaked the Abu Ghraib prison report to NPR and it was on the National Propaganda Radio website. I looked at it as it was a Secret document in the open press and I felt dirty readiing it! But the real screwed up thing….Darren you could have read it and there is nothing that can happen to you…I on the other hand was still under the DoD directives and yes, I could have been disciplined.

maxutils said...

Did the edict, by any chance, list all the web addresses to avoid?

Ellen K said...

And in breaking news, the Obama adminsitration is going to tell Fannie and Freddie not to write bogus home loans.....

Darren said...

DON'T think of an elephant!