Posted by Jan on January 08, 2011 at 19:43:16:
In Reply to: Re: Book - The real issue: what should be secret? posted by AVG on January 08, 2011 at 19:41:16:
: : The Obama administration said this week that they would do "everything in their power" to put Wikileaks out of business and put anyone involved with Wikileaks in jail. So much for Obama's promised "openness in government."
: Right. Openness is a good campaign slogan, but every government wants to operate entirely in secret.
My point exactly. The US government wants to treat the nation's citizens like mushrooms (keep them in the dark and feed them sh_t).
: : : 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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