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  •  Under that standard, the New York Times is just (5+ / 0-)

    as guilty because it reprinted WikiLeaks information and copies of the newspaper were also found among bin Laden's possessions.

    It is such an overly-broad standard: whether bin Laden had it or not, or had ever looked at it.  

    My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

    by Jesselyn Radack on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:15:10 AM PST

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    •  Can you really present to me... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...a logical case as to how he could reasonablly believe that this information wouldn't reach them once he released it?

      By such logic, if I had a database of missile launch codes or something else, and I just dumped them on the internet, I would never suffer punishment.

      In the name of glorifying whistleblowers, I see people here glorifying a man whose actions cannot be justified without calling into question any ability this country has to keep vital national security secrets to itself.

      I don't mind people who reveal things like that NSA spying program.  That was specific.  Even the Pentagon Papers mainly had to do with one subject.

      This?  This is somebody just doing a data dump, which he couldn't possibly remove all the information that shouldn't be revealed from.

      This doesn't feel like something we should encourage.

      Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

      by Stephen Daugherty on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:38:05 AM PST

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