There must be some really embarrassing stuff for the government to put up such a fight about WikiLeaks. I wonder if the release of the documents is really a national security danger or just a danger to big egos who are getting their mess ups exposed. Unfortunately, all too often, the only thing that holds officials accountable are leaks from whistle-blowers.
White House decries WikiLeaks
The White House says WikiLeaks’ decision to release classified U.S. diplomatic files endangers U.S. diplomats, intelligence agents and democratic activists who seek America’s help.
The website has defied U.S. demands that it not publish the hundreds of thousands of documents. The material includes candid assessments of foreign leaders and governments.
The White House says such initial reporting is “often incomplete information” and doesn’t always shape final policy decisions.
The White House calls the release “reckless and dangerous” and counter to President Barack Obama’s goal of open and accountable government at home and around the world.
WikiLeaks: We are under denial of service attack