Method to the Madness


Last week, U.S. District Judge David Levi ruled that two Presidential Daily Briefings (PDBs) from the Johnson Administration could be kept secret at the behest of George W. Bush's White House, on grounds that the method of intelligence gathering reflected therein is still functionally secret, or some damned thing. Levi came to this conclusion without actually reading the memos themselves. Links & outrage over at the National Security Archive; double-secret hat tip to Thomas Nephew.