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October 16, 2003

The self-licking ice cream cone

Easily the most evocative metaphor of the day, and also a quote from a former Rumsfeld advisor about the state of state secrets. "Our secrecy system is all about protecting secrecy officers, and has nothing to do with protecting secrets," Rich Haver, former special assistant for intelligence is quoted as saying in a Wired magazine article. In light of the long-running fiasco that is the Valerie Plame affair, Haver's comments have a bit of a "Gong Show" ring to them, but the article is well worth reading, especially with fun stats like the 400 percent rise in classified government documentation over the past 10 years, and a move to supress 23 million documents alone in 2002. How's that, free society?


- Lucy Mohl

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