Wednesday, February 09, 2011

WikiLeaks

It's not popular to discuss, has a lot of ramifications, but what is your thought about WikiLeaks and what they have done in releasing classified information? Before you answer, read this:


I am torn on this and have been since the beginning. On the one hand it seems really wrong to reveal top secrets; but on the other hand, it's been done many times before-- Pentagon Papers being one example.

Does the government always deserve to have its doings kept secret? How do we decide when it's good or bad? When it hurts us diplomatically, it's bad but then what if we were hurt because we were doing bad things?

So supposing the Obama administration did what this article claims. Did they deserve to have that kept secret for a 'higher' good? That higher good is something we hear used as an excuse way too often.

4 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Sigh. I just don't know and for sure I don't understand this country anymore.

Ingineer66 said...

Overall I disagree with releasing secret stuff that is current. In the past most secret stuff was released years later. Like the 1930 plan on how to invade Canada if it ever became necessary was released in 1974. Not in 1931.

But for the life of me, I do not understand why we would give information about our oldest and dearest ally to the Russians, unless the British agreed to it.

Paul said...

If this did happen, Obama was dead wrong !!

Paul said...

If true Rain, this was an act of willful betrayal !