Posted by FR on December 23, 2010 at 10:53:07:
In Reply to: Re: Book - The real issue: what should be secret? posted by CarlK on December 02, 2010 at 10:16:26:
I heard the government is putting pressure on credit card companies to cancel their ties to Wikileaks (to try to keep people from donating to Wilileaks). Governments from Africa to Russia to China to the US will do anything to keep on doing whatever they want to do in secret.
: Jun is exactly right, but get ready for an endless line of spin doctors appearing on cable TV saying how the release of ANY government business might endanger our troops or our spies. They have been doing government in secret and they want to keep it that way. They are like the father who tells the child (us) we know what's best for you so just let us take care of it.
: : I agree. Secrets that might endanger our troops around the world should be protected, but I suspect those kinds of military secrets ARE protected. The diplomatic cables are just day-to-day embassy business, a lot of it just diplomatic gossip. They just want to hide all government business from the people (us).
: : : In the midst of all the National Inquirer type revelations to be found in the leaks the real issue is being overlooked: what aspects of government business should be secret They are using the usual ploy of national security in order to hide what they are really doing.
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