December 23, 2004

Cronkite on Secrets

Another little gem, this time found in the July 2004 issue of Linux Journal.

It's a particularly good quote in light of recent events in Canada in which the government has been stonewalling its own investigations.

"When you stop to think about it, you keep secrets from people when you don't want them to know the truth. Secrets, even when legitimate and necessary, as in genuine national-security cases, are what you might call passive lies."

Walter Cronkite.

Posted by Paul at December 23, 2004 02:15 PM