Saturday, December 04, 2010

Matthew Dowd on WikiLeaks: "To Tell the Truth"

Damage control: Hillary Clinton talks to the media after the latest WikiLeaks disclosures.

Matthew Dowd (National Journal):
Maybe the government would earn more of our trust if it leveled with us more and invaded our privacy less.---Judging by the press accounts, Washington is still buzzing over WikiLeaks’ release of classified U.S. government information, with both Republicans and Democrats expressing outrage over the disclosures. Meanwhile, many media outlets seem to be practically mute on the subject, avoiding comment on whether WikiLeaks provided a public service or disservice.

Let me offer one man’s perspective on the controversy, from an apartment in Austin, Texas.

As I was sitting with my three grown sons over the post-Thanksgiving weekend watching football at their place (where they have lived together for nearly a year without a major fight, the place burning down, or the police showing up), my oldest son, who served in the Army for five years and was deployed in Iraq for nearly a year and half, turned to me and asked, “When as a country did we become a place where the government gets upset when its secrets are revealed but has no problem knowing all our secrets and invading our privacy?” MORE...
Howie P.S.: From Wikipedia
Matthew John Dowd (born May 29, 1961, Detroit, Michigan) is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign. In December 2007, he was introduced on ABC's Good Morning America as its new political contributor. He also appears on the same network's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

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