A reader writes:
The long game politically has the same defects as the arguments of the Bush Administration that led us down the wrong path. It boils down to “trust us” over the rule of law. The photos themselves are somewhat irrelevant to what should be the issue. The government is seeking to advance a specious legal argument in this case, and in other cases the state secrets argument, to buy time or provide cover for a political decision. This continues to promote, to the country and the world, that the rule of law has no real meaning over political concerns. Why should anyone trust Obama any more than Bush? Because he says so?