Framing the Dialogue

Stiki Wiki

There is a lot of furor over the latest release of stolen classified documents by Wikileaks and their subsequent publication by many media outlets including the New York Times.  No surprise that the NYT would publish classified documents that embarrass the United States as they have done in the past.  The surprise is perhaps that the documents diminish their lord and president, Barack Hussein Obama. 

Sean Hannity had a great take on how the NYT handled this versus the release of stolen e-mails that showed willing disregard for scientific procedures of the man-made global warming machine.  At the time the NYT refused to print the documents because of the way that they were obtained.  The e-mails were stolen.  Fast-forward and the NYT has no such problem publishing the documents similarly obtained about the State Department and many of the documents are considered classified.  Can there be any doubt that the New York Times publishes from a liberal perspective and should not be considered a serious news organization?

Other notable dignitaries commenting on the Wiki problem;

Hilary Clinton; “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.  It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.”  [I don’t remember a similar response when the NYT published classified documents about handling of terrorists]

Eric Holder;  “To the extent that we can find anybody who was involved in the breaking of American law, who put at risk the assets and the people I have described, they will be held responsible; they will be held accountable.” [unless they represent the New Black Panther Party]

Rep. Peter King;  “”WikiLeaks appears to meet the legal criteria” of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization.  WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.” 

Sarah Palin; “the latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.”

Barack Hussein Obama; “I’m open.  I’m open!”  [playing a game of hoops – I may have made this one up]

I have obviously not read all (or any) of the leaked documents, but am underwhelmed about the facts that came to light.  I think that most of the “surprises” were not all that surprising and here is my top ten list in no particular order;

10.  Some State Department officials are tasked with collecting intelligence on foreign government officials

  9.  Iran smuggled arms to Hezbollah on ambulances

  8.  Saudi Arabia supports terrorism

  7.  Russian president, Medvedev is really second fiddle to Putin

  6.  The Chinese have been conducting cyber attacks against the United States

  5.  Saudi Arabia wants the United States to do their dirty work and attack Iran

  4.  North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-il is a whack job

  3.  Russia is a virtual mafia state

  2.  Iran’s Mahmoud Imanutjob (I know it is spelled wrong) is a nut job or “like Hitler”

  1.  Saudi Arabia supports terrorism

It is interesting to note how the WikiLeaks folks and papers that agreed to publish the documents stand on their pedestals claiming that the people have a right to know what is going on.  However, I remember the same WikiLeaks promised to leak Russian documents earlier this month.  We are still waiting for those documents.  Any chance that they possibly found a decapitated horse head in their beds?  Refer to number 3 above.  Maybe they don’t want to experience the ricin-tipped umbrella. 

Perhaps the most disappointing thing to me was that WikiLeaks publicized the upcoming leak, provided the documents for review, the U.S. government knew what was coming and yet could do nothing to prevent it from happening.  George W. Bush could not stop it and now Obama could not stop it.  So much for being the world’s superpower. 


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