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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cheney Defends Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official residence, a newly disclosed letter states. The Sept. 13, 2006, letter from Cheney's lawyer says logs for Cheney's residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory are subject to the Presidential Records Act.

Such a designation prevents the public from learning who visited the vice president.

The Justice Department filed the letter Friday in a lawsuit by a private group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, seeking the identities of conservative religious leaders who visited Cheney at his official residence.

[...]"The latest filings make clear that the administration has been destroying documents and entering into secret agreements in violation of the law," said Anne Weismann, CREW's chief counsel.

In the course of a war on terror in which Islamofascists want to make us all read the Koran, it is important that the government be able to conduct meetings with Christian religious leaders to find the way to best combat this threat and support Christianity.

Osama bin Laden doesn't have to worry about the prospect of someone subpoenaing his visitor logs of meetings with religious leaders, and Cheney shouldn't have to either. To say otherwise would cede a major advantage to the terrorists, and would signify a major blow for religious freedom.

1 comment:

Stomachforthefight said...

I wasn't so sure about the GWOT and having my right of habeus corpus and right to privacy thrown into history's dustbin in the name of keeping us safe from Islamofascists. But I hadn't thought about being forced to read the Koran. Thanks for opening my eyes to the depths of the treat facing us from those who hate us for our former freedoms. I'm on board with Dick in '08 and beyond, or for as long as it takes to win this battle.