Wednesday April 8, 2009 10:26 EDT
Keith Olbermann's scathing criticism of Obama's secrecy/immunity claims
Olbermann Smacks Down Obama's Loss of Credibility
Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 12:18:22 AM PDT
TocqueDeville @ Daily Kos - For those who don't know, or don't want to know, the Obama Justice Department made a most disappointing move late last Friday - late so as to circumvent the press in what is called a Friday news dump - of claiming immunity for Bush officials who broke the law by illegally spying on Americans.
By Zachary Roth - April 9, 2009, 6:20PM
In a word, yes.
Coming on the heels of the two other recent cases in which the new administration has asserted the state secrets privilege, the motion sparked outrage among civil libertarians and many progressive commentators. Salon's Glenn Greenwald wrote that the move "demonstrates that the Obama DOJ plans to invoke the exact radical doctrines of executive secrecy which Bush used." MSNBC's Keith Olbermann called it "deja vu all over again". An online petition -- "Tell Obama: Stop blocking court review of illegal wiretapping" -- soon appeared. Read more.