Posted by CarlK on November 30, 2010 at 10:21:36:
In Reply to: Book? Hooray for Wikileaks - Boo to Obama's response posted by CarlK on November 29, 2010 at 10:16:08:
As I'd hoped, there is a major upside to what Wikileaks has done. As news agencies go over the leaked material we are learning more about how our government operates and important issues that SHOULD HAVE BEEN discussed by the people are being discussed.
: Wikileaks just released information about US State Department discussions on the world situation.
: And how did Obama respond? Exactly like Bush responded to similar leaks. The Obama administration said they would investigate the leaks and that such disclosures will not be tolerated.
: But why? There was nothing about national security in the leaked information. It was just that is was potentially embarrassing.
: Apparently the Obama administration agrees with the Bush administration that our government should have the right to keep how it operates secret. Apparently, now politicians take it for granted that the people Do NOT have a right to know.
: Here is a link to the news story:
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