December 18, 2003

Rub-a-dub-dub

The White House Website gets a scrub.

Steven Aftergood, who directs the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, said the Natsios case is particularly pernicious. "This smells like an attempt to revise the record, not just to withhold information but to alter the historical record in a self-interested way, and that is sleazier than usual," he said. "If they simply said, 'We made an error; we underestimated,' people could understand it and deal with it."

Posted by James at December 18, 2003 6:41 PM
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"If they simply said, 'We made an error; we underestimated,' people could understand it and deal with it."

Hahahhah! $1.7 Billion and 100+ billion are not something I'd think people would take lightly, seeing as it went on their credit card!

I would love to see someone talk about this side by side with clips of the President talking about all those "revisionist historians" who said "what about WMDs?"

Posted by: Bil at December 18, 2003 10:45 PM

"Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, administration Web sites have been scrubbed for anything vaguely sensitive, and passwords are now required to access even much unclassified information."

How Stalinesque! I think I'll rent "Gorky Park" tonight.

Posted by: Patti M. at December 19, 2003 1:01 PM

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