Dying To Know Your Secret

Concerning newly declassified documents showing, then Secretary of State under President Nixon, Henry Kissinger’s hand in Operation Condor, Matthew Yglesias wrote:

What operational danger would revealing the truth about this cable have created for the United States? It was just a decades-long effort to help Kissinger and the Ford administration evade democratic accountability for their policies.

That could be a big part of it; or the US doesn’t want to be remembered for all the interference it has been a part of and wants its public to forget just how much we meddle in foreign affairs. Hardly anyone in the public remembered how big a role we played in the creation of the Taliban and Al Qaeda.


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