Concealing these documents for an additional 2 decades has to be done to hide material from people who are assumedly and naively proud of their countries actions. There is no need to be afraid of the past if you have nothing to be afraid of. Now this action will raise the spectre of evil deeds and increase peoples curiosity. Wikileaks will shortly expose them anyway!
Beirut protesters must leave environment ministry, interior minister says (Reuters)
from the article: A state afraid of its past