To follow up on our recent, Open letter to Bankers, Rich on the dole, and their Government whores, Remember Pearl Harbor, and discounting our Open Letter: Dear Mr. President, we can not have ..., (since we never even got a invite to be put on the mailing list and oh yeah, thanks for writing) we figured we may as well throw one out to Wikileaks. And so we shall.
Currently being reported in the New York Times is European reaction to Americas response to Wikileaks. We would have to say, they have a damn good argument. Consider the following paragraphs:
Paris— The United States considers itself a shining beacon of democracy and openness, but for many Europeans Washington’s fierce reaction to the flood of secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks displays imperial arrogance and hypocrisy, indicating a post-9/11 obsession with secrecy that contradicts American principles.Everything from American Companies to American Officials want to deny Wikileaks a venue from which to have a voice. As we posted here: Wikileaks, blowback, Karma or just another government screw-up,Much of what wikileaks has been able to do, which to date we have heard little of lives being compromised, is actually the fault of our own government for a couple reasons.
American officials and politicians have been widely condemned in the European news media for calling the leaks everything from “terrorism” (Rep. Peter T. King, Rep.-New York) to “an attack against the international community” (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton). Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates called the arrest of Mr. Assange on separate rape charges “good news,” while Sarah Palin called for him to be hunted as an “anti-American operative with blood on his hands” and Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, said that he should be executed.
For Seumas Milne of The Guardian in London, which has shared the latest WikiLeaks trove with The New York Times, the official American reaction “is tipping over towards derangement.” Most of the leaks are of low-level diplomatic cables, he noted, while concluding: “Not much truck with freedom of information, then, in the land of the free.”