Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Oh, the outrage!
Julian Assange should be “hunted down” and killed for revealing American government secrets. WikiLeaks is “illegal.” Julian Assange has destroyed America’s diplomatic efforts to make the world a better place. WikiLeaks is a “terrorist organization.” Julian Assange is (basically) killing innocent people to further his own evil aims.
All this because someone has published some mildly embarrassing information that some people wish hadn’t been published.
It’s funny how it’s all fine and good for the media to publish confidential information that embarrasses people that everyone hates (greedy corporate executives, for example). But when it comes to patriotic American diplomats or soldiers…
Remember the Pentagon Papers?
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Aren’t you glad the New York Times had the balls to publish them? So are we. And the same with just about everything else that has ever been published that some powerful people didn’t want published.
But now WikiLeaks has apparently crossed some Maginot line that now threatens our national security. We are now being told that, thanks to the evil Julian Assange, some American diplomats no longer allow notepads in meetings, for fear that WikiLeaks will eventually publish them.
This, we are told, is hurting America’s efforts to make the world a better place.
Unless what is being discussed in those meetings is something that can’t withstand public scrutiny (secret cash payoffs, bribes, assassination plots, etc.), our diplomats should have no fear of being “exposed.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 9:04 am