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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Somehow I've been of the opinion that the best government isn't one that doesn't lie, it's one that lies so completely it's never caught.

Unfortunately we don't have competent government, and if I understand it was a private that had access to all the leaked information, we have a government for decades that really doesn't know how to control it's own house.

I shudder at what the latest round of leaks will do, which governments will stumble, who will lose their life or freedom from the leaks.

I think what's happening now makes all the other recent stories pale in comparison.......

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:48 am 
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Interesting. There's a general order forbidding me even looking at it, off-duty or on.

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Well, let's not forget that despite all the hullabaloo the pentagon ended up admitting that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods were disclosed and no Afghans were harmed.

Personally, I'm a fan of wikileaks. There are definitely things I think they shouldn't publish, but I think they've done a good job of redacting what needs to be redacted. Overall, with the mass media too afraid of losing ad revenue or interview opportunities, I'm glad there's an independent outlet for exposing the misdeeds of those in power.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:18 am 
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Well, here's a different point of view: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs ... oot/382682

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An old saying "Loose lips sinks ships
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simple in my opinion

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:25 pm 
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I think the newsworthiness of the info has to be the primary criterion. I suspect (I was young at the time) people had a bit more respect and confidance in government in world war 2, and now, we like having the press check in on them. If they were breaking news on Abu Ghraib, even if that news would be problematic, we need to know; I haven't heard that the new stuff has been useful in such a way and if it puts any of our people, important contacts, or diplomatic projects at risk then it's hard to support.

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