A Thought on Declassification

If a document or testimony can be declassfied to cover a party’s political hide (or an attempt to do so), then why was it classified in the first place?


P.S. My guess on how this works out: the testimony doesn’t get declassified and Republicans go on CNN, FOX, Op/Eds, and the like saying how, if only they could show you what was in that classified testimony, you’d know what a bounder and a scoundrel that Richarde Clarke is. (Alert readers may recognize this ploy from the Republicans’ secret room full of secret evidence strategy used against Clinton during the impeachment.)

UPDATE: Marshall has more, based on speculation that Republicans will seek perjury charges against Clarke.