|Ju Ass, in a rare moment of shutting his damn mouth.|
The information ranges from the security-breaching to the scandalous. Other media outlets, while condemning the leak, are simultaneously reprinting its juiciest gossip. You can google "Wikileaks" for about 7,000 news stories "exposing" the leaks.
And that's kind of where we are on Wikileaks, too, because the leaks have spawned a rare kind of bipartisanship. Republican Congressman Peter King, the incoming Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says Wikileaks should be treated as a terrorist group, because the threat they pose to national security is no less severe than Al Qaeda. Secretary of State Clinton said that the leaks are nothing short of an attack on the United States. Bill O'Reilly, always a voice of moderation, says leakers should be executed. Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a formal criminal investigation of Wikileaks, prompting some speculation that Ju Ass could be charged under The Espionage Act.
This leak raises a lot of questions: what's the line between public access to information and government security? Are there legitimate legal remedies for this sort of disclosure? Is Ju Ass a champion of government transparency or an international traitor? Will mutual hatred for Wikileaks prompt the new Congress to reach across the aisle and, placing partisanship aside, work together to beat Ju Ass? Let's hope so.
I'm sure there will be much more to report on this story in the coming weeks. Until then, see you next Tuesday!