As the mid-terms conclude, it is wonderful that the big goodbye is underway. But as we have to wait 2 more years, it is comforting that the secrecy of the Administration will begin to crumble. It has never been an issue of wartime powers, it has been an issue of trust. And when you keep secrets from the opposition (the democrats) - then we all lose - how can we determine a proper course of action if you keep secrets from your own people? The right to know may not be always certain in the public forum, but the political parties need to keep each other informed.
I hope we survive the mistakes of the neo-conservatives.