May 24, 2004
Cameraphones and a Transparent Society

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sounded like he was blaming technology for letting the Abu Ghraib scandal spin out of Pentagon control when he testified recently before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"We are constantly finding that we have procedures and habits that have evolved over the years from the last century that don't really fit the 21st century. They don't fit the Information Age. They don't fit a time when people are running around with digital cameras," he said.

[from MercuryNews]

While political, I believe this is yet another case of people thinking they can avoid political nightmares, like Abu Ghraib in a transparent society though censorship. Sorry Rumsfeld, all your skeletons are belong to us.

Posted by nym at May 24, 2004 12:03 PM | TrackBack