Extraordinary Disappointment

Much — most! — of what the new administration has done since January 20 has been an unalloyed joy. We have unambiguous pledges to close Gitmo, to withdraw from Iraq, to comply rather than obfuscate FOIA requests, and the Mexico City gag rule is no longer in effect.

In many ways, such behavior makes the Obama administration’s stance on extraordinary rendition and state secrets all the more disappointing.

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