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Australian FM Blames US For Wiki-Leaks

From a cheering Reuters:

Australia says U.S, not WikiLeaks founder, responsible for leaks

December 8, 2010

BRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) – The Australian government on Wednesday blamed the United States, not the WikiLeaks founder, for the unauthorized release of about 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables and said those who originally leaked the documents were legally liable.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd also said the leaks raised questions over the "adequacy" of U.S. security over the cables.

"Mr Assange is not himself responsible for the unauthorized release of 250,000 documents from the U.S. diplomatic communications network," Rudd told Reuters in an interview.

"The Americans are responsible for that," said Rudd.

He’s right, you know. Ultimately, this was and is a major failure on the part of the US government’s internal security. Heads should roll, starting with Hillary Clinton’s.

But instead the Obama administration is pushing for the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Which, had it been enforced, might have gotten rid of Pfc. Manning before he could steal this information.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Australian FM Blames US For Wiki-Leaks”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    As Master Wu said, “There would be no drug if there were no demand”.

    The police round up the bookie. Why? Because they can easily find the bookie, not so easily the people who bet with the bookie. The bookie is a single source to vent on, instead of going after the people who actually bet.

    It’s always easier to go Hamas on one guy to take the focus off the idiots who are culpable.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Thanks dingleBarry!
    You have personally thrown foreign relations back to the 50’s with your “One response covers all” attitude.

    “Sir, we have an intelligence leak.”
    Do nothing.
    “Sir we have a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”
    Do nothing.
    “Sir, we have a problem with illegals pouring over the border.”
    Sue the state of Arizona.

    See where he’s going here?
    Neither do I…….nor will you!!!

  3. bobdog says:

    I’m down to about my last nerve about all this “innocent whistle blower” crap.

    Did a low-grade US Army grunt steal sensitive classified documents in violation of his secret clearance? Was that a crime?

    Did he convey this material to a foreign national? Was that a crime?

    Did Assange know this material was stolen classified material? Was that a crime?

    Did Assange publish sensitive classified documents? Was that a crime?

    Is willful damage to multiple commercial websites a crime?

    I wonder how the sensitive ACLU types would feel if the subject was nuclear or biological defense secrets and the people involved were North Korean, or Iranian? What if the subject resulted in the disclosure of a low-grade CIA desk jockey named Valerie Plame? We couldn’t wait to prosecute that one.

    It’s time for the children to get off the bus.

    • canary says:

      Bobdog, Assange & Obama knew they were stolen classified documents and did nothing to stop the leaks prior to their release, nor during or after, the leaks.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The Army traitor was no grunt.
      Grunts are field savvy and have “NO” inside to sensitive material.
      Grunts are the tip of the spear where few tread whereas Pfc. Manning must have been a REMF. (rear echelon mudda folker)

      Grunts are a breed all their own and as a fellow ‘grunt’ that carried a radio equipped with crypto (TS clearance), I take offense to you referring to this low trash as a ‘grunt’.

      Please retract the inference to ‘Grunt’.

  4. preparing4theworst says:

    Austrailia……isn’t that the country we saved from the Japenese???

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