Glenn Greenwald (my hero) has a really great post highlighting another example of the President’s complete reversal on an issue. This time: whistle-blowers. As a candidate, President Obama touted government transparency and while most people agree that some things need to be kept secret (for a time), many of these same people believe, to use the President’s words, that alerting the public to government misdeeds is an “act of courage” and “can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars” (link). Yet, as Greenwald points out, this administration has been harder on whistle-blowers than President Bush was.
Maybe this crackdown can account for why even anonymous sources are only willing to say nice things about the President.