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    Filed at 5:53 am under by dcobranchi

    Here’s a NYT editorial that I think we can all agree with.

    This week, a group of American publishers filed suit against the Treasury secretary and the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Treasury Department concerning an issue percolating since last September: the editing of books and manuscripts from countries, like Iran and Sudan, that are the targets of sanctions. Last year, the office issued a ruling that allowed the publication of finished works from those countries but made it illegal for Americans to edit them or consult with an author about editorial changes. The ostensible goal was to deny economic benefits to hostile foreign countries. The actual result was to impair the principle of freedom of information, a cornerstone of American democracy.

    It was the American Chemical Society that first challenged the rule.

    One Response to “AMEN!”

    Comment by
    September 29th, 2004
    at 12:54 pm

    I work in the oil industry in Texas. All day long, I work on documentation. These bas–I mean lunatics might cost me my job. And not only me. I mean, with all those cowboys in the White House, don’t they have a clue?