Monday, November 29, 2010

Putting Libertarianism To the Test...

To leak or not to leak?

"With some 2.7 million communications from the US State Department about to be published online, Mr Obama is bracing himself for revelations that would not only be embarrassing but could also seriously damage his foreign policy.
Thousands of these documents are believed to be diplomatic cables from Washington to the US Embassy in London, including brutal assessments of Gordon Brown's personality and cold-eyed judgements of David Cameron's capabilities.
The ramifications for Mr Obama could be enormous. With his popularity flagging at home, one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad - assiduously cultivated in a series of speeches in which he apologised for past US actions and promised a kinder, gentler America..." (SOURCE)

Putting aside the fact that Barack Obama would have probably lobbied for the leaking of Bush Administration information...

...and realizing that no matter who makes up the current administration, some things are classified for a reason. Diplomatic ties could be broken. Secrets could jeopardize future information gathering and possibly lives.

Do you shut down Julian Assange and Wikileaks?

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