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Combating secrecy

  • Jacob Appelbaum. Photo by Simon Law

EDITOR: I enjoyed reading about Jacob Appelbaum ("WikiLeaks probe hits SR," Tuesday). If I were to meet him, I would shake his hand and say, "Good for you, young man."

Yes, I believe we have a good form of government, but it should have few secrets from the people it serves. Don't forget President Richard Nixon secretly bombed Cambodia during his term. More recently, we learned of the torture of prisoner in Abu Ghraib by our military, because secrecy was broken.

I am much older than Appelbaum, so I want him to know he has a supporter from a older generation. Keep up the good fight, kid.

FRANCES SAVASTA

Forestville


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