The recent bickering over the “fiscal cliff” might have led you to believe that our government maybe…doesn’t really work all that well. But it’s not true! According to New York magazine:
National security trumps the public’s right to know why the government says it can kill a U.S. citizen with a drone, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Federal Judge Colleen McMahon denied a lawsuit by The New York Times and two of its reporters demanding justification for the September 2011 Yemen killing of Al Qaeda mouthpiece and New Mexico native Anwar al-Awlaki under the Freedom of Information Act, a decision that clearly frustrated her. She said of her own ruling, “The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me.”
In other words: Why is a raven like a writing-desk? BECAUSE AMERICA.