Day 53: Obama decides proposed Israeli-Palestinian treaty is a state secret

I can appreciate problems with discussing negotiations in public – but a state secret?

President Barack Obama came into office in January promising a new era of openness.

But now, like Bush before him, Obama is playing the national security card to hide details of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement being negotiated across the globe.

The  White House this week declared (.pdf) the text of the proposed treaty a “properly classified” national security secret, in rejecting a Freedom of Information Act request by Knowledge Ecology International.

Story by Wired

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