November 29, 2010

"WikiSleeps" Offers Little News in Latest Document Dump

The New York Times and other news outlets have produced articles about the latest document dump from the muckrakers at WikiLeaks.

Rape suspect Julian Assange and his band of thieves have perhaps stirred up a bit of a tempest in a teapot with their latest document dump, but some perspective is in order. Assange did not release these communications with the goal of making the world a better place, revealing injustice, or launching an investigation of the corrupt or tyrannical. The singular goal of this release was to embarrass the government of the United States. Period.

It petty and small ways, they perhaps accomplished their goals. What they did not do was better the world, strike a blow for the oppressed, or do anything else that can be interpreted as noble. It was entirely self-serving. "Hey, look what we can do!" it cries. And yet, despite the volume of information, it is largely much ado about nothing.

The document dump is useful for two groups: current historians and military prosecutors building an iron-clad case against the politically-progressive traitor that leaked the hundreds of thousands of documents, a disgruntled gay misfit soldier named Bradley Manning.

Manning should be convicted of treason and deserves nothing more or less than an ignoble execution in a military prison before being forgotten, much like these non-revelations that so many news organizations are headlining on a slow-news Monday.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 29, 2010 09:20 AM

Maybe for the next document dump they can get hold of Obamas hidden documents and release them to the public.
I'd love to see them.

Posted by: firefirefire at November 29, 2010 10:43 AM

HA! Good luck on that one 'fire'.

Posted by: Buck Turgidson at November 29, 2010 05:10 PM

Probably why they are in such a panic to stop the leaks, not for national security reasons. Where was all the panic when Abu Garab photos were leaked?

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