Prince Dick and Declassification

Josh asks a good question. A reader also wonders:

"But wasn't Byron York talking about classification in his column?  The authority for declassification is not the same as classification under the Executive Order as amended.  As I understand it, Big Dick could only declassify something that he classified in the first place (which is n/a with respect to the NIE or the Plame disclosures). Of course, the unknown is the existence/extent of a classfied Executive Order that further addresses declassification! The mind continues to reel at the unending Orwellianism of it all ... "

Maybe we'll clear some of this up tomorrow. I have a deadline now ...