So, you know what's been keeping me up at night? My vertical sleeping bag. But also, WikiLeaks — the lefty outfit that leaked nearly a hundred thousand secret U.S. military documents.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says WikiLeaks is "morally" guilty for putting lives in danger by exposing Afghan contacts, our intelligence methods and screwing with our allies.
Last week I suggested that WikiLeaks head Julian Assange did this to harm America since the a-holes who want to kill us benefit most from his actions. Also, it made him famous. Maybe he can finally afford conditioner.
And this leads me to this question: What if, back in 1943, an organization leaked the names of the members of the French Resistance? They would be seen as evil and the good guys would take care of them.
So I have to wonder: Why is Assange allowed to wander? Where's the call for action on this from the hate the war/love the troops left now that the troops and cooperating friendlies in Afghanistan have been revealed?
I hear crickets. Crickets in patchouli.
But here's the biggest joke: Adrian Lamo, the hacker who tipped off the feds to WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, claims that two men helped Manning. When asked by CNN about this allegation, WikiLeaks said, "As a matter of policy, we do not discuss any matters to do with allegations relating to the identity of sources."
So transparency is totally important... until it exposes you. In the end, the only identities important enough to protect, in WikiLeak's opinion, are their own. As for lives truly at risk — our troops — no biggie.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who never read Chomsky.