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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:21 PM
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5. Having lived in other countries, the Wikileaks sounded like
the stuff we would all know if we could read the newspapers and listen to the gossip everywhere in the world.

We in America focus on our own problems. How many people bother to read even the European papers a couple of times a week? Very few.

I can't say there wasn't any really highly classified information, but the reports I read did not reveal anything about any future plans or any secret, organizational details about our intelligence operations or even anything that wasn't routine about our military operations.

I have read old books about spies in WWII. The Wikileaks were not talking about anything that resembled the stories in those books. Some diplomat's take on the gossip in Tunesia? Hardly worth imprisoning someone although the person who leaked the documents did break the trust that was given to him. And he made a judgment that was not his to make.

But, in the end, I doubt that any harm was done to our national security other than that a few dictators here and there became more wary of us. In my view, the more distance between our government and the ugly dictatorships around the world, the better.
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