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An uninformed public is safe public

John Hinderaker doesn’t think you should know what your country is doing in your name:

KURTZ: OK. Let’s move—let’s move beyond the legal justification. You think the public doesn’t have a right to know because classified information is involved that the CIA is maintaining secret presence in Eastern Europe, that the Bush administration is conducting wiretaps in this country without—without warrants? You would be just as happy if reporters could not publish that kind of information?

HINDERAKER: Oh, absolutely. There’s all kinds of information that you can’t give to the American public without also giving it to the terrorists. That’s what “The New York Times” did, and as a result our security has been compromised.

The NSA program was capturing lots of international terrorist communications. That’s dropped off drastically since “The New York Times” published the story. So they’ve—they’ve damaged our security.

Secret prisons in Europe? Somehow that damages our security.

Warrantless wiretaps? Ditto.

Those issues don’t involve the so-called War On Terrorâ„¢. They involve the exposing the private face of an administration that is drunk with power.

That’s a whole different war.

There is nothing that John Hinderaker won’t defend.

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