I never thought I would ever, in a million years, agree with Hillary Clinton on any topic. That is, until this WikiLeaks scandal. Clinton said, "Let's be clear: This disclosure is not just an attack on America's foreign-policy interests. It is an attack on the international community – the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity." She's absolutely right. … I think hell just froze over.
This "leak" is going to hurt our credibility and our relationship with other countries. The fact that someone would try to "expose" the U.S. is undeniably pathetic. Let's be honest with ourselves; we're not a perfect country. We have our faults, but our faults are miniscule compared to everywhere else. We're the best of the best when it comes to freedom and prosperity. But do you really think we are where we are because of our good deeds? No way! We've had to get our hands dirty every now and then. And who am I to question the manner in which my lifestyle is provided?
I'm not saying that corruption shouldn't be exposed, but Wikileaks isn't fit to lick our boots let alone share our secrets with the world. Besides, it's not exposing us to anything that people didn't already suspect. The president says one thing, but does another. I'd be more shocked if he actually followed through with what he says. It's not just him though. Everyone who has come before him has done the same. We are who we are because of our intelligence agencies and the confidential work they do. We should be thanking them.
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Don't give me this "public knowledge" bologna. There are some things we shouldn't know. And this Julian Assange has no business giving away our information. Would you expose 007 for his methods? Of course not – he's the good guy, and so are we. Assange will only bring turmoil and weakness to this country. He doesn't really care about the issues; he cares about readership and the spotlight. Well, for his actions I can find him a real hot spotlight under WND's microscope.
Assange is a glorified IT guy whose main goal in life is to bring controversy. Good job, Assange. You weakened a country in the process. He's no hero. He's jeopardizing everything the real heroes have worked for. Oh, but the people have the right to know. Know what? That our government lies? Big deal, at least we don't cut off the heads of infidels.
I'm all for free speech, obviously, or I'd be out of a job, but when that speech affects our credibility, trust between nations and our overall security, it's gone too far. Assange has put our national security at risk and he should be reprimanded for that. I mean, the Obama administration can shut down BitTorrent sites – why not shut down WikiLeaks? We put a man on the moon for crying out loud, but we can't make this "go away"? Oh, that's right, Obama likes to hold the hands of our enemies to show them how weak we really are.
This halfwit hacker has neither the brain nor the stomach to handle our intelligence. If he thinks for a minute that he's won, he better sleep with one eye open. If we're as shady as he's painting us, you'd think he would choose his words wisely. He's a disgrace and has only exposed himself as such.
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Though Clinton and I agree that this is a disgusting display of "journalism," I'm sure we have different reasons. I wouldn't be surprised to find some of her and her husband's dirty laundry in the basket. I, on the other hand, find it appalling that anyone would discredit our track record, especially in a time when our country is so fragile. It's a cowardly expression of jealousy, and the fact that Obama isn't doing much to stop it just goes to show he has no interest in helping this country. I'm sure if WikiLeaks was going bankrupt he'd be right there with his extended hand.
Assange wants to point the finger at the superpower, but there are three fingers pointing back at him, and they're all calling him a terrorist for this. He's trying to destroy the U.S. while hiding under the freedom-of-information blanket. Do I really need to know what our leaders really think of other countries? No. It's not going to put jobs in our economy. We have to stay strong through this and stand by the decisions made by our government; otherwise, we'll self destruct and our enemies win.
My dose of honesty: Assange is an enemy of this country now and should be treated as such. No mercy. The gloves are off. Now, if only our president would send the same message. One step at a time, I guess.