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View Diary: Whistleblowing (In the Public Interest) vs. Leaking ("AUTHORIZED" Leaks for Political Gain) (26 comments)

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  •  Let's just stay on the issue of the diary. (3+ / 0-)
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    chipmo, NonnyO, aliasalias

    I do agree with the below.....

    Beyond the expression of outrage, Sen. McCain’s statement had a number of other interesting features.
    He noted the “unacceptable” incongruity of prosecuting lower-level personnel such as Bradley Manning, Jeffrey Sterling or John Kiriakou for allegedly leaking classified information while holding senior officials blameless for what appear to be comparable offenses.

    “The fact that this administration would aggressively pursue leaks perpetrated by a 22-year-old Army private in the Wikileaks matter and former CIA employees in other leaks cases but apparently sanction leaks made by senior administration officials for political purposes is simply unacceptable,”
    Sen. McCain said.

    Daniel Ellsberg, “It was always a bad year to get out of Vietnam.”

    by allenjo on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 09:00:32 AM PDT

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    •  The issue of the diary is faulty, in my humble (0+ / 0-)

      opinion, and the issue of someone leaking to the press that the Obama administration is doing this or the other thing is not the same as some of these individuals you claim to be "whistleblowers" who are selling or leaking tons of classified documents to third parties.... Once again, John McCain is not a source I hold highly.

      Remember your gleeful citing of John McCain when you accuse President Obama of wanting to fight wars....  

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