Congrats to Julian Assange, who by leaking confidential State Department communications has succeeded in doing his best as an Australian citizen to move America yet further in the direction of a police state and a closed society. You’ll notice that you see a lot fewer leaks from the Chinese Foreign ministry. Why? Because it’s a closed society – not quite so easy to pull this sort of thing.
Liberals long criticized George Bush for classifying too many documents. Turns out, they are taking steps to crack down yet further on confidential communications thanks to the tireless efforts of Julian Assange. All he can claim to have accomplished is to have made US diplomacy less effective. I am curious to hear in what way that makes the world a better place.