Friday, April 22, 2005

FBI PROTECTS OSAMA BIN LADEN'S "RIGHT TO PRIVACY" IN DOCUMENT RELEASE

FBI PROTECTS OSAMA BIN LADEN�S �RIGHT TO PRIVACY� IN DOCUMENT RELEASE:

The conservative organization "Judicial Watch" (not part of the "vast left wing conspiracy") has sent out a press release that is disturbing, and hard to understand. It says,

"the FBI invoked Exemption 6 under FOIA law on behalf of bin Laden, which permits the government to withhold all information about U.S. persons in 'personnel and medical files and similar files' when the disclosure of such information 'would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.' "

“It is dumbfounding that the United States government has placed a higher priority on the supposed privacy rights of Osama bin Laden than the public’s right to know what happened in the days following the September 11 terrorist attacks,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is difficult for me to imagine a greater insult to the American people, especially those whose loved ones were murdered by bin Laden on that day.”


Why is the FBI protecting bin Laden's "right to privacy?" What, exactly, is the Federal Government trying to hide?

1 comment:

Kogepan said...

I just recently heard about this and blogged about the same thing. It is as horrifying as it is disturbing.