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  1. damian0000 profile image70
    damian0000posted 7 years ago

    Probably no polician or diplomat will ever open their mouths about any private matter again...

    ... without absolute fear!... about the threat of disclosure to Wikileaks first.
    What do you think about people leaking sensitive information?
    Do we really have a right to know or does it make the world a more dangerous place?

  2. peterxdunn profile image61
    peterxdunnposted 7 years ago

    We are supposed to live in democracies with elected politicians governing over us and enacting laws in our best interests. We all know, however, that the reality is somewhat different. Politicians tell lies and half truths as a matter of routine. They also use national security as an excuse to bury the information that the public needs to enable informed debate and make the right decisions come election time. Knowing the truth means people can ask the right questions about the real issues.

    With WikiLeaks looking over their shoulders politicians will be forced to clean up their acts. This is why a highly suspect arrest warrant has been issued for Julian Assange.

    Politicians cannot live with the truth.

  3. Mr. Happy profile image85
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    Yes, leak! Leak it all! I want to see that security video tape that shows the surrounding of the Pentagon when the "supposed" airplane hit. It's a matter of national security so they with-held it. What a joke! I am just curious what type of missile was used though.
    I would also like leaks regarding J.F.K.'s death. Leak 'em all!
    Leaks crack prison walls. We are prisoners to a fake reality if we don't know the truth.

  4. justom profile image67
    justomposted 7 years ago

    If you really believe that I got a bridge to sell you. Don't kid yourself politicians of the world are all corrupt and are not threatened by transparency, which by the way this president talked about but hasn't practiced.

  5. onegoodwoman profile image73
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Let us reduce this to the simplest terms.......

    I have said things that I am glad my Grandparents, or Dad did not would hurt their feelings...........that is not my goal.....should they get wind of it, sure, I would put in a different light.......but I would not lie.

    You are most probably the same think, you feel, you do......yet you wish no intentional harm.

    I respect neither, politicians ( poly-tics) or those who wish them harm.   If they mislead the citizens, abuse my trust, expose them, if they are human............let them be human.

    That is what any of us are.

    There have been, and probably will always be things, that I wish I had said or done differently.........but I will not be afraid to speak. 
    I am not the politicians friend........but I am fair.   They have a job......that has details and misgivings that the most of us can not comprehend.

    It is when they intrude on MY right as a US citizen, that they get my dander up.

    All people have Human rights..........not all have the rights and freedoms of US citizens.

    That's just the way it is.........that is why we are blessed.  That is why people come here.

    The whole world is not geared to individual rights, yet we expect our politicians to play on a world field.............let them play politics, without us looking through their living room windows.

  6. Joe Badtoe profile image61
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    if anything it'll make democracy look like it actually works instead of being manipulated by those in power. The 'sensitive' info is simply gossip from one group of politicians about another group of politicians. The arrogance of them isn't anything new is it?

    More leaks = more truth (eventually).

    Benjamin B - you are part of the embedded paranoia of the conservative right. You've read and listened to too much bad advice.


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