White House secrecy

“The Bush administration, citing the confidentiality of executive branch communications, said Tuesday that it did not plan to turn over certain documents about Hurricane Katrina or make senior White House officials available for sworn testimony before two Congressional committees investigating the storm response.” Eric Lipton, White House Declines to Provide Storm Papers, New York Times, 25 January 2006

What is with these guys that everything is some kind of state secret?

(This posting from Kodjo also appeared on Catallaxy)