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Removal of previous administrations' Internet sites and information

Reader comment on item: Erasing the George W. Bush Administration Online

Submitted by Vazir Mukhar (United States), Jul 12, 2010 at 12:14

Your concern about the Obama and Bush administrations' removal of information that was posted on the Internet by their predecessors is quite valid. That information may be available in the National Archives and/or through the Freedom of Information Act. Having to do obtain it in that way makes these administrations look petty at worst, embarrassed by or afraid of what someone reading that information would learn.

How politically naive and infantile! The ability of the Internet to store such information and much more is without question.

I tend not to believe in conspiracies, so I don't know at what level these decisions were made. If made by the presidents and their closest advisors, that tells me something I must and will remember about Mr Bush and about Mr Obama, especially in 2012 should he be the nominee of the Democratic Party.


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