We all applaud the successful thwarting of the Christmas-Tree Bomber and hope our government continues to do all it can to keep us safe. However, 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.
First and foremost, what steps were taken to stop Wikileaks director Julian Assange from distributing this highly sensitive classified material especially after he had already published material not once but twice in the previous months? Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?
What if any diplomatic pressure was brought to bear on NATO, EU, and other allies to disrupt Wikileaks’ technical infrastructure? Did we use all the cyber tools at our disposal to permanently dismantle Wikileaks? Were individuals working for Wikileaks on these document leaks investigated? Shouldn’t they at least have had their financial assets frozen just as we do to individuals who provide material support for terrorist organizations?
But to Sarah Palin, the life of America began in August 2008. She apparently doesn’t recall other classified leaks that happened under George Bush. Did she ask the same questions when The New York Times released information about the warrantless wiretapping program? This was an American company putting classified information in print. That is a lot easier to stop than someone posting documents on a server in another country.
I guess if Sarah Palin were President we wouldn’t have this problem. She would personally hunt down Juliann Assange and go full “mama grizzly” on his ass. At the same time, she would also get Osama and yank his shunt out with her teeth. Sarah Palin is truly a legend (in her own mind).