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President Bush Backs Open Government — and Security and Privacy

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The record of his administration notwithstanding, President Bush told the American Society of Newspaper Editors he believes in open government.…

The record of his administration notwithstanding, President Bush told the American Society of Newspaper Editors he believes in open government. In response to a series of questions on transparency issues, he said “the presumption ought to be that citizens ought to know as much a possible about the government decision-making…I understand there is a suspicion that we are too security conscious. … I’m worried about things getting in the press that put people’s lives at risk.” He also said individual privacy, including his own, needs to be protected. (4/16/05)

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