Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Wikileaks Completes Obama’s Transformation Into Jimmy Carter

As the latest rounds of Wikileaks documents hit, I’m wondering why we haven’t legally or illegally killed every single person associated with the Wikileaks dumps, and I’m also wondering if we’ll be trying for treason whomever the leaker within the Pentagon and hanging them once they’re found guilty.

My take is a crude one, admittedly, but while I won’t go as far as William Jacobson in the excerpt below comparing it to Carter’s impotent handling of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, I will say that, like so many other actions of the past few years, the semiotics as well as real damage of this is a mockery of U.S. power, or more precisely our lack of power, will, spine, nuts if you wil.

It’s time for us to grow a pair – who will lead? Sure doesn’t seem to be Fred-6:

The U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran on November 4, 1979, was the start of 444 days which came to define Jimmy Carter.  The U.S. government was revealed to be powerless and the President weak.  Those among us who were alive and conscious during those days have embedded the feelings of helplessness.

There have been many comparisons of Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, focused on the economy.  But the continuing leak of documents by Wikileaks has become for Obama what the Iranian hostage crisis was to Carter.

The Wikileaks folks trot the globe with impunity and funnel documents to the press at will, for the purpose of damaging U.S. relations with other countries, our war efforts, and our intelligence capability.  And we do almost nothing about it.

Whether or not someone gets killed as a direct result of a  Wikileaks disclosure, the damage to our country is deep, as allies and sources among enemies will stop cooperating with us for fear of exposure, our diplomats will be hesitant to speak frankly with headquarters, and our intelligence on al-Qaeda and others will be compromised.

via Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Wikileaks Completes Obama’s Transformation Into Jimmy Carter.


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