Why so secretive?

Why so secretive?

The New York Times frets that Vice President Cheney’s trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan this week is shrouded in secrecy. Why must it be so secretive?

Mr. Cheney’s trip to Pakistan was shrouded in unusual secrecy. In trips to Pakistan last year, President Bush and Secretary State Condoleezza Rice announced their plans days in advance, and reporters filed articles on their visits as soon as they landed. But Mr. Cheney’s traveling press pool was sworn to secrecy, and allowed to report only the barest details just before he left.

Gee, I don’t know. Could it be for this reason?

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Domenico Bettinelli
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  • Isn’t the point of the article that things are getting worse and not better, that these security concerns weren’t there a year ago?

    There is also a growing narrative about Dick Cheney’s Nixonian obsession with secrecy, from his desire to keep his office’s staff out of a government directory to his insistence that he be referred to as a “senior administration official” in an interview on the trip you mentioned.

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