Archive for August 4th, 2009

Whither the Axis of Evil?

Look, I hate conspiracy theories even more than the next person, right? Especially really preposterous ones involving lots of foreign governments working in collusion with one another to commit various improbably nefarious acts. (Did you hear the one about how the Swedes, Iranians, Kuwaitis, Fijians, Moroccans, and a small group of CIA-funded Basque separatists not only caused 9/11 and successfully framed the French for it, but did so ahead of schedule and under budget? And all because of some esoteric squabble about the use of UTF-8 in The Scene?)

But anyway, the endless ongoing soap opera that is the “birth certificate scandal” a/k/a “birther travesty” got me to thinking, and I realized that Enemies of America(TM) have been just ridiculously remiss in not exploiting this whole birther thing.
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Two and a half years ago, I made a fairly simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Two months later, they acknowledged my request with the standard, fairly useless form letter.

That would be the last communication I’d have from them for two years.

Fast forward to last week, when I received a letter from NGA’s “Assistant General Counsel”.
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