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New Obama Disclosure Block

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The result? Documents that were previously released, either in full or in redacted form, might now never see the light of day.

Let's imagine that, say, the government's failure to release documents related to the JFK assassination rouses public anger to such a pitch that media pressure (this really takes imagination) finally forces the government to consider opening up the 50-year-old files to public scrutiny, with names and other identifying info blacked out, purportedly to protect "sources and methods" from half a century ago.

But wait -- under the newly articulated Mosaic Doctrine, if there is even the remotest chance that some enterprising citizen or sleuth could use the unredacted material, along with other information already available, to figure out some of those names, a bureaucrat could simply withhold all the information.

Indeed, government officials could pretty much withhold anything they wanted to.

Is this progress? Are we glad that the forces of "change" are now in charge?

Not so much.

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