Friday, December 3, 2010

Steve Kellmeyer on the Morality of WikiLeaks

"Whenever a leak like this happens, it happens because someone feels the information being released should be more widely known in order to prevent some abuse," he notes — A Glimpse Inside the Fish Bowl. "The only people who are really getting a new slant on the world is us, the unwashed masses," he reminds us.

As far as morality goes, Mr. Kellmeyer reminds us that "Assange offered to let the US Government redact the documents to protect innocent [Afghan] lives" and "[t]he US Government refused to do so," asking, "What does that say about the US Government's interest in the lives of their operatives?"

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