The Cult Of Secrecy
Laura Rosen called it Erasing History
, but by any name it is stupid.
Clinton worked to make government cheaper and more efficient. One of the things he did was order all classified document over 25 years old declassified unless there was a specific reason to keep it secret.
I worked with classified documents and every document has a paper trail. They are like library books, requiring you to check them out and check them back in. They have to be kept in safes inside secure rooms. The rooms are inside specially designed and protected buildings. I worked inside vaults and had to remember changing passwords. I had to challenge anyone I didn't recognize in the secure area. There were guns and gas involved in the protection schemes. There were plans to destroy everything that involved Thermite grenades and a good chance of injury or death in the process. That is expensive.
So we started cleaning out the closets, and then the paranoids crawled out from under their rocks, and claimed that secrets had been exposed.
When Bush came in, the paranoids had their leader and they are trying to re-classify everything. It's stupid. It's expensive. It's part of their cult.