Kudos to the two federal judges who ruled recently against the Bush administration’s policy of secrecy in government.
First, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that White House visitor logs are public record and ordered the Bush administration to stop withholding them from public scrutiny. The Bush administration is the first White House to not release visitor logs to outside groups and news organizations.
Second, another judge decided that the Bush White House must answer questions about the destruction of CIA interrogation videos of two al-Qaida suspects.
Bush has run the most secretive government in recent history. Hopefully, these judges’ rulings will help open the door to the public’s right to know what our government is doing.