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Friday, April 22, 2005

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 Bush's FBI protecting Osama bin Laden's privacy

Guess what Judicial Watch, a solidly conservative organization, found in documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request? Evidence that
...the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") has invoked privacy right protections on behalf of al Qaeda terror leader Osama bin Laden. In a September 24, 2003 declassified "Secret" FBI report obtained by Judicial Watch, the FBI invoked Exemption 6 under FOIA law on behalf of bin Laden, which permits the government to withhold all information about U.S. persons in "personnel and medical files and similar files" when the disclosure of such information "would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy." (5 U.S.C. ยง 552(b)(6) (2000))...

"It is dumbfounding that the United States government has placed a higher priority on the supposed privacy rights of Osama bin Laden than the public's right to know what happened in the days following the September 11 terrorist attacks," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "It is difficult for me to imagine a greater insult to the American people, especially those whose loved ones were murdered by bin Laden on that day."

1 Comments:

Blogger lepton said...

Back in 1999 at my college they had this Saturday fun day where they brought a monkey in for the students to play around with. Unfortunately, I was having eye surgery then and didn't get a chance to get in on all the fun. Now it turns out I might get a chance to finally see one. Bush is speaking at Calvin College's graducation and my little sister's graduating from there. It's not a sure thing I'll actually get a ticket, but if I did, it would be fun.

Here's how weird I am, I think it would be cool to protest Bush by showing up to events he's at dressed up as "The Man in the Yellow Hat".

5:31 PM  

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