As one who was born and grew up in “The Secret City” and who later had to conduct one officer investigation into the mishandling of classified material while serving in the Navy, I must express my deep concern for the recent revelations of reckless and/or intentional mishandling of classified material by the highest civilian executives of both parties. However, as one who had to compile findings of facts, and make judgements and recommendations therefrom, I can say that the two cases now before us are apples and oranges.
One side appears to be making its best attempt to demonstrate its impartiality by treating the cases with investigative scrutiny of equal vigor, while the other side is trying to throw up the “what-aboutism” smokescreen that it so zealously depends upon to hide its own hypocrisy. Until reason and logic can once again prevail I can’t say which approach will prove the most politically fruitful, but I must say that there really needs to be a serious review of how this country keeps its secrets.
Thomas J. Munyon
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