Re: Re: Old wars...

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 09:16:05 -0800 (PST)

> However, only an innocent can question the need for secrecy in wartime.
> I hope you can keep your innocence forever, but in my mind, that very
> innocence disqualifies your judgement in the manner.

I have no bloody use for innocence; I'm even on record saying that children should be exposed to more sex and violence becuase maintaining their innocence is only an illusion for our benefit, not theirs.

Even in wartime, where keeping strategic information out of the hands of the enemy is vital, /some/ secrets are clearly just self-deceit and ass-covering. Troop counts and locations are justifiably secret. Denying the very existence of the war for several years, and keeping major campaigns secret from Congress, are not justified by any stretch of military logic.

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