12 de dezembro de 2010

Um republicano americano que irritará J. M. Fernandes e 'WikiRebels' - um documentário da televisão sueca

SURPRISE ! A opinião do
republicano Ron Paul

NO NYT:«As The Lede
noted last week, Mr. Paul has also defended the publication of the leaked cables on his Twitter feed, writing: “Re: Wikileaks – In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.”
In his speech to the House on Thursday, Mr. Paul compared the publication of the leaked cables by WikiLeaks to the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, which the Supreme Court ruled to be legal at the time. He concluded by asking nine questions he said were raised by the leaks and the outcry against Mr. Assange.
Do the America people deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?
Could a larger question be, How can an Army private gain access to so much secret information?
Why is the hostility mostly directed at Assange, the publisher, and not our government’s failure to protect classified information?
Are we getting our money’s worth from the $80 billion dollars per year we spend on intelligence gathering?
Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or WikiLeaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?
If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the First Amendment and the independence of the Internet?
Could it be that the real reason for the near-universal attacks on WikiLeaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?
Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?
Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it’s wrong? »