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Old 12-06-2010, 02:05 AM   #12
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Default Re: Why is Julian Assange un-American?

Exactly, SiCA. Wikileaks' entire point is transparency in government. Absolute transparency. I think that's a good thing, and I would have to assume that anyone claiming to come from a libertarian stance would tend to agree. You don't get "smaller government" by insisting that they keep all of their transactions and decisions secret.

Far and away the most embarrassing element to this particular batch of papers is the primacy of corporate interests in the design and functioning of our foreign policy. You better believe that getting big, fat contracts for Boeing and GM trump the lives of those Afghanis.

Just because it's obvious doesn't make it any less disgusting. Hopefully something good will come of this. Third-graders can tell you this: you're less likely to do stupid shit if you know people are watching you.
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