Against overclassification

I’ll be posting an analysis of the key takeaways from Nunes memo shortly, but I’d also like to note a side issue — an issue that should get far more attention than it does. Quite simply, America classifies far too much information. Look at the memo. Does any part of this formerly “highly classified” document strike you as putting America in peril? At worst it exposes something that was one of the most poorly-kept secrets in the entire nation — that Carter Page was subject to a FISA warrant.

So now we’re in the inevitable phase two of the memo debate. Because it’s a series of “top-line conclusions,” the memo is already subject to a fierce food-fight over its content. For example, the Democrats are contesting the GOP conclusion that the Steele dossier was indispensable to the grant of the FISA warrant against Page.