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Originally posted by antar
I have this visualization in my mind that the President stands before the higher ups and demands full disclosure when all of the sudden the higher up begins to morph to become the most impressive alien with intense black and soul piercing eyes. The President swallows hard and takes one cautious step backwards...
To be continued.
Originally posted by Willbert
.. any president is not a temp.
Those in the need to know are employed right? Someone is paying their salary... unless their working for free??
Jimmy Carter promised to let the public know about ufos etc.
Some time after his presidency, a producer from a very prestigious news show who was involved in the original majestic document story, asked him what happened to that promise.
Carter responded with " I was told I didn't have the proper clearance"
when the producer pushed deeper and said "with all due respect, Sir, you were the President of the United States."
Carter then said that was the case but he was a temp. Given that he was there for 4 years, he wasn't going to be shown the deepest, most secure secrets when he might be back in the public sector in 4 short years.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Just watch Obama's face now that he is President, and compare it to before he was President.
If his face looks like he has seen a ghost, you know he knows something pretty shocking.
Originally posted by whatukno
Carter then said that was the case but he was a temp. Given that he was there for 4 years, he wasn't going to be shown the deepest, most secure secrets when he might be back in the public sector in 4 short years.... If Carter knew he was only going to be in office for 4 years and they weren't going to show him everything because he was a "temp" what does that say about our democracy?
Originally posted by Amaxium
Bottom of the line.... The President of the United States does have the power to open all classified documents and release them as long as they are not "Nation Threat or Security" related. .
For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city. The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over. Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information but those who seek to make it known.