Exactly whom are we keeping secrets from?

info@islandpacket.comDecember 8, 2012 

On Nov. 1, two Iranian military aircraft attempted to shoot down a U.S. military aircraft (an unmanned drone). According to the Pentagon, the drone was flying a routine surveillance mission over international waters.

On Nov. 1, there was (what was considered by the national press) a heated presidential race in progress, and much criticism and many questions about the deaths of our ambassador and three other brave Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

On Nov. 8, two days after the presidential election, the America people were told about the drone attack. Why the delay? The Pentagon says it was a national security issue.

Whom are we keeping that secret from? Don't we Americans know that, even going back to the U-2 days, the military tries to keep tabs on the activities of potential enemies? They better.

Is it a secret to be kept from the Iranians? Since they sent two jets to shoot it down, I think they already knew about it. I suspect that if Guatemala or most other nations did not know, they probably don't care all that much.

It makes me wonder just what the administration is hiding about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, and how much the presidential campaign contributed to the length of time it is taking them to fully investigate this matter.

I don't recall any claim by the Obama campaign to be the "most open and transparent administration" this time around. Do you?

Richard Geraghty

Hilton Head Island

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