CIA Logic (NOT)

The CIA is up to its old tricks again, specifically censoring a book before it’s been published. Here’s their rationale, which is classic:

“Just because something is in the public domain doesn’t mean it’s been officially released or declassified by the U.S. government.”

To paraphrase the old line about the Time magazine style, backward runs the logic till reels the mind. Sort of like Felafel’s latest threat that the rebels cease and desist lest he turn Tripoli into a sea of blood. Oh, yeah? You and what army? The ones who are running away and throwing away their uniforms as fast as they can?

Here’s the link:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/us/26agent.html?_r=1&hp

So let’s go back to that logic again:

“Just because something is in the public domain doesn’t mean it’s been officially released or declassified by the U.S. government.”

Perhaps we should review the phrase “public domain.” To quote “When Harry Met Sally”, “It’s out there. You can’t take it back, it’s already out there.” I believe there’s also something about shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted.”

All I can say is, if this is what they’re using for logic in the CIA, it’s no wonder they couldn’t stop 9/11. Truly pathetic.

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About relizareviews

Long time desperate reader in fields of: English lit, mysteries, sci-fi, history, political economics, epidemiology. As you may have guessed from the list, I'm interested in almost everything. In addition to my own library and my husband's library, I have recently inherited my late ex-husband's library which is currently stored in 187 banker's boxes in our garage. While the intent was to sell off the books, the problem is that every time I put my hand into some new box, it's like Christmas all over again. So I'm reading more than the writing I've always said I wanted to do. This site will allow you to buy books through both Amazon and Alibris. In the reviews posted here, I have tried to be as fair and balanced as possible. The first section will always address the question of who should read the books — and who definitely shouldn't. So read away, and I hope you have fun.
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