When Are Secrets Not Secret?

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Andrew P Napolitano

“In 2002, Abu Zubaydah was captured by a militia in Pakistan and handed over to the CIA …. The Bush administration argued that Zubaydah was a high-ranking member of al-Qaida who possessed information needed to fight the war on terror. After his torture produced no actionable information, the CIA told the Department of Justice and the Senate that Zubaydah was not a member of al-Qaida, and it had no evidence of wrongdoing by him. … In the Supreme Court last week, the government’s lawyer conceded that the names of the torturers and the nature of their grisly deeds are already known — the psychologists wrote a book about it — but the government will not confirm any of it because it constitutes state secrets. So, if these so-called secrets are now publicly known, why does the government refuse to confirm them? Here is the backstory.” (10/13/21)