October Surprise


For those of you who, like me, have wondered if this story was ever going to see the light of day again outside of the halls of the blogosphere, this is some good news from a Minnesota paper: The Sibel Edmonds “affair” is heating up again.
Last month, Edmonds filed a new lawsuit seeking to compel the release of the documents in her case which the DOJ has argued should be classified because they have a bearing on the security of the U.S.
Actually, the security of the U.S. is threatened by keeping these documents secret. It is pretty obvious from what we already know about the case that Ms. Edmonds has good evidence of just how spectacularly the Bush administration has failed in its self-styled War on Terror to actually follow up on anything that would help it fight real terrorists.
I’d personally like to thank Ms. Edmonds for her persistence in fighting for the truth about all of this. It may yet turn out to be the case that Sibel Edmonds saves a hell of a lot of lives by insisting that Americans have the right to know just what the government has and has not done about terrorism. Unless the public has the information it needs to hold the government accountable for its primary job, which is to protect and defend the United States, it cannot be a responsible employer. And people, the government of the United States is supposed to be working for us. This administration seems instead to be under the misapprehension that it is alright to work against us.