"Al-Qaeda does not believe in transparency"

And, apparently, neither do we. Glad we could find some common ground. Now if we could just come to terms on wanting to blow each other up all the time, maybe we could make some real progress.

No, seriously, did Bush's press secretary really just claim that the reason the US can get away with violating citizens' rights is because al-Qaeda would be strengthened if they found out it was happening? Because, y'know, that's a reason you should stop violating the rights of your citizens. Not a reason you should stop commenting on the fact that you're doing so.

This administration continues to make me nauseous. Is it 2008 yet?