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THE WIKILEAKS SAGA: AN INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on December 5, 2010

Thank you for joining us Senator Lieberman.

God bless America.

As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, what do you

see as the greatest threat to homeland security?

The recent dissemination by Wikileaks of thousands of State

Department cables and other documents is just the latest

example of how our national security interests, the interests

of our allies, and the safety of government employees

and countless other individuals are jeopardized by the illegal

release of classified and sensitive information.

Some commentors have said that these kind of claims are an absurd exaggeration, and that the main effect of the

WikiLeaks releases has simply been political embarrassment.

Well I haven’t heard that on Fox News. Rupert and I are of one mind on this matter. And I think

you’ll find that political embarrassment is a serious issue.

Or is that political credibility and accountability Senator Lieberman? Let’s say that you publicly state that advice

to you was that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and that justifies an invasion.  But the advice to you was

that actually Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. WikiLeaks releases that advice given to you. Do the

public have a right to know that your public statements were, let us say, inconsistent with the truth?

Political leaders are elected to govern, by any means they see fit.

Some WikiLeaks releases relate to American agents illegally detaining and torturing suspected terrorists on

German national soil, and that pressure that was placed on the German government not to interfere.

So what??

It is likely that the terrorist groups themselves were aware of, or suspected this occurring. If the terrorist groups

then as a result decided on an attack on German soil, isn’t it the German public who are likely to die, unaware

that American agents were acting illegally in Germany, or that the German government was being pressured

 by the American government not to intervene?

Son, there are casualties in every war.

I’d say people would want to know why they are potential targets.

The terrorist is the enemy here, and political leaders have been elected to win this war by any

and all means.

Some commentators say that the public have a right to know.

You tell me who they are and I’ll have them arrested too.  Son, you can’t fight a war against

terrorists with one arm tied behind your back, and Julian Assange is the chief terrorist. We will

persecute and prosecute him wherever possible, and we’ll do anything we can to turn his life

 into a living nightmare. Don’t think we haven’t considered having him killed, but we’ve put

 that on the back-burner while we work through some other strategies first.

Is it right for the so-called bastion of Western democracy to ever consider killing this person?

Son, this is a war, and the end justifies the means.

If justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done, what about politics?

I don’t think I’m in a position to answer that.

Thank you for your time Senator Lieberman.

God bless America, and all who sink in her.

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