Political fallout from WikiLeaks?
December 3rd, 2010
03:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Political fallout from WikiLeaks?

Washington (CNN) - Some critics are blasting the Obama administration in the wake of WikiLeaks' release of State Department cables.

"I didn't see a passion from the people at the Department of State who should have been furious that this database at the Department of Defense has been compromised and that, therefore, they've potentially lost all of these documents to this private first class and then to WikiLeaks and then to The New York Times and other places," Rep. Peter Hoesktra, R-Michigan, told CNN.
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  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    The leftists just LOVE it when the USA gets damaged like this. Of course they are not upset. This will help keep the evil USA in check as well as our evil allies. This is what you get when you elect leftists to run the government.

    December 3, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Duck Fallas

    Think of the carnage when Khadafi's wives find out he's been fooling around with a Russian bimbo.

    December 3, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Peter s

    Here is the irony! what about New York Times and the Guardian are they also not to blame?

    December 3, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. rs

    How can they blast Obama? Once again, this is a problem inherited from the Bush Administration, and the creation of Homeland Security, and the desire to see documents available across government departments and servers, without appropriate security protocols put in place. The ability to download and move documents has been fixed. Sure this happened during Obama's watch- but the groundwork for this happening occured years ago.

    December 3, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. Tim

    He reminds of the slimeball Krugman at the times. Slime just seems to encompass his head.

    December 3, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Patrick

    Sorry tighty righties, Many of us do not trust our corporate government to be honest. Assange is a hero to us all, unless you choose to remain ignorant to what is going on in the world around you. Personally, I'd rather not be spoon fed the lies.

    December 3, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. John Boehner is the dumbest person to become speaker

    Hoekstra released all sorts of classified information that put our people in jeopardy. Thank God Michigan rejected that dimwit.

    December 3, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "The leftists just LOVE it when the USA gets damaged like this."

    Do you even bother to listen to yourself speak? Christ, you're a rabidly virulent moron.

    What could would it do to flip out and get all emotional about it? NONE! Once that info got leaked, that was it: time for damage control. Nothing could undo it...they had planned too well for having backup copies made and placed in servers in secret locations, etc., and the intertubes still isn't regulated well or even in a uniform manner around the globe. Part of damage control for something like this is keeping your cool. Why? Because, throwing a giant honking GOP-style temper tantrum solely to get the benefit of hyping it and using it as a demogoguery football DRAWS ATTENTION TO IT. It gives the leaked documents and information the appearance of being far more important than we want everyone else to perceive them as being. Of course, since the GOP thinks this is a fantastic opportunity for playing the blame game, THEY are the ones tipping our hand and doing the real damage instead o fremaining calm, cool, collected and controlled like Clinton and Obama have. Hotheads mouthing off at everyone rarely make any diplomatic progress at all...perhaps that's why we always seem to end up in a war (or two) when the GOPers win control. Sub-human primates beat their chests and holler, pal, not reasoned human beings.

    December 3, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. LGNY

    "The leftists just LOVE it ... "

    Total nonsense! These disclosures are a terrible thing. As for screaming... What's the point. Everyone knows that the internal security needs a major overhaul and whomever leaked it needs severe punishment.

    There are times when screaming is just adding to the noise.

    December 3, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  10. KEVIN

    The righties always want to blame the left for a problem we didn't create. I didn't see any passion from Bush(ist) when his administration leak a CIA agent name, No passion from Bush(ist) when Katrina hit New Orleans, No passion from you boyfriend Bush(ist) on 9/11,remember his pet goat. So leave this black president alone, he had nothing to do with this just like Bush(ist) had nothing to do with Kitrina. If you silly righties don't come up with better thing to do. Oh yeah their is a country that you righties need to destory with these sillly tax cuts. I hope you do get your rich boyfriends another tax cut and when the country is in the guttler we will know who put us their. Righties are alway wrong.

    December 3, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Stupid people. Stupid, stupid people.

    There are over 300 million people living in this country. That's one heck of a market for products made in the USA. But nooooooooooooo.... people insist on saving a buck or 2 and wind up buying imported junk.

    Go ahead. Save a buck. The job you're offshoring may be your own. Suckers.
    -------------------
    Fair Is Fair, you might want to research what jobs have been out sourced (and when) ... manufacturing jobs left during the Bush I era. To Mexico. Recently, my niece spent $40,000 for her Medical Coding degree only to find THOSE jobs as well have all been out sourced to India. High tech computer jobs are the job categories now being out sourced to India. Not much Medical Coding purchasing options for consumers to buy here in America, is there? Nor can we purchase American made products when the essentials we need are no longer being produced IN America. Clothing, cookware, bedding, furniture, automotive parts ... you name it, it all comes from overseas.

    December 3, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Patrick states:
    >Sorry tighty righties, Many of us do not trust our corporate government to be honest.
    >Assange is a hero to us all, unless you choose to remain ignorant to what is going on
    >in the world around you. Personally, I'd rather not be spoon fed the lies.

    I state:
    >The leftists just LOVE it when the USA gets damaged like this. Of course they are not upset.
    >This will help keep the evil USA in check as well as our evil allies. This is what you get when
    >you elect leftists to run the government.

    I rest my case...

    December 3, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  13. Peter s

    I wish we can have more Sniffits in this forum!! I SALUTE YOU SNIFFIT YOUR INTELLIGENT THOUGHTFUL ANSWERS WRAPPED WITH A BIT OF SENSE OF HUMOR DAZZLES MANY! Please keep on sticking back to them!!!!!!

    December 3, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Patrick

    Sorry. I'm not a tighty righty or a loosey lefty. Im a realist who is sick of the nonsense. You can continue being a part of the problem.

    December 3, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |