Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Recent years have seen renewed interest in the topic of secret international agreements. Some commentators have theorized about the practical merits of these agreements. Others have explored their history and status under international law. Still others have written about them from the perspective of U.S. foreign relations law. But there is a common problem: the secrecy itself. Without details about the things that are secret, it is challenging to say anything definitive about their implications or legality. In this context, I used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to seek evidence of secret agreements from the State Department"and uncovered new, previously unreported data about 61 agreements.

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Will this is neat.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-26 04:09 PM | Reply

*Well

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-26 04:09 PM | Reply

Secret international agreements. Isn't that synonymous with all foreign policy dealing with all thorny unpopular issues?

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-02-26 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good, we need more secret agreements and less public crap. We can't fix the crap already on our plates, all that's going to happen if we start looking at secrets is more stuff that will occupy legislation time so that nothing gets done. Let's actually fix what we know instead of spreading faux outrage about things that are secret just because they are secret. Most people have no care in the world about what's in them and most of the material doesn't apply to them anyways, they only show fake outrage because there are secrets they don't know and that hurts their wittle ego.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2020-02-27 12:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah! Why, in a representative republic would the people need to know know what kinds of things they are being committed to? Ignorance is strength!

When did you guys start trusting the government?

#5 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-02-28 12:52 AM | Reply

Like the secret agreements that filled the Clinton Foundation's coffers.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-28 01:51 AM | Reply

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