News & Commentary: "Declassified" Documents Withheld

Numerous exemptions built into the Bush Administration’s historic declassification of government files at least 25 years old means very little of it will ever reach the public.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, history professor Jon Weiner says the exemptions cover any information obtained from confidential sources and foreign governments, or through wiretaps.


“Government documents are declassified in name only”
Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2007

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