yaix2 - 10:00 pm on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
When dealing with certain countries, there has to be lies and secrets.
Before 1914, there was the opition in the diplomatic arena that there "had to be secret treaties". It took some time until people figured out that those treaties where actually quite dangerous to the stability of the international system.
I believe that the same applies today to over-secrecy. Openess builds trust, and trust builds cooperation and peace. Secrecy has ultimately always let to distrust and wars.