The "most transparent administration in history" will finally have to publicize the criteria it uses to determine if and when to kill American citizens after exhausting all legal avenues to keep the information secret. From The Washington Examiner
In matters of transparency, the Obama Team can always be counted on to do the right thing — after exhausting all other legal options and being forced into it by the federal courts.
When "peals of laughter broke out in the briefing room" after then-press secretary Robert Gibbs floated the "most transparent administration" line at an April 2010 presser, the administration should have taken the hint. But it's one soundbite they just can't quit. Gibbs' successor Jay Carney repeated it just last week, as did the president himself in a Google Hangout last year: "This is the most transparent administration in history …. I can document that this is the case."
Actually, any number of journalists and open government advocates have documented that it's not. As the Associated Press reported last month: "More often than ever, the administration censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act."
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