Nondenial denials

· American Glasnost

Holden at Eschaton is obsessed with the White House press corps’ daily gaggle:

Q Why don’t you answer the question? Do we have secret detainees and is it possible that they could be subjected to the same treatment as in Baghdad prisons?
MR. McCLELLAN: We work to address these issues that the Red Cross raises directly with the Red Cross. And any issues that they have, we respond directly to the —
Q That’s not the answer to the question.
MR. McCLELLAN: — Red Cross. We meet with them on a regular basis at a variety of levels, and we stay in close and constant contact with them. And I really don’t have anything else to add to this issue.
Q You don’t know whether we have secret detainees —
MR. McCLELLAN: Like I said, Helen, I don’t have anything else to add to this issue.
Q Why?