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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Sticky-Wiki Bottomline: Can we handle the truth?

Why is the U.S. Government keeping its "secrets" in a shoe box on Hillary Clinton's front porch? And why are so many people upset when someone picks up the shoe box and looks inside? And is diplomatic gossip really worth being called secret? Rep. Ron Paul gets to the real heart of the Wikileaks story - can we and should we handle the truth?



Ron Paul's Nine Questions regarding Wikileaks:
Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised 'Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed'
via Mike Shedlock
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related:
Ron Paul / House.gov:
Focus on the policy, not Wikileaks -- At its core, the Wikileaks controversy serves as a diversion from the real issue of what our foreign policy should be.  But the mainstream media, along with neoconservatives from both political parties, insist on asking the wrong question.  When presented with embarrassing disclosures about U.S. spying and meddling, the policy that requires so much spying and meddling is not questioned.  Instead, the media focus on how so much sensitive information could have been leaked, or how authorities might prosecute the publishers of such information...

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