State Secrets

Obama to Keep Some CIA Secrets

President Bush is out of office, but are his secrets still safe? The Wall Street Journal reports, “The Obama administration is leaning toward keeping secret some graphic details of tactics allowed in Central Intelligence Agency interrogations, despite a push by some top officials to make the information public.” Apparently, Attorney General Eric Holder is in favor of disclosing all the information, which includes approval for a technique in which a prisoner’s head could be slammed against a wall so long as it was being held and the force of the blow was “controlled” by the interrogator. A failure to release the information would anger human-rights groups and leftwing critics.