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Wikileaks: Is Secretive Julian Assange An Enemy To Openness?

by | 13th, December 2010

WIKILEAKS : Those secrets in the leaked cables are Pobitch for the diplomats. They reveal information. But all information is open to interpretation. And millions of people have seen these cables even a lowly tech like Bradley Manning could read them at will.

Sam Roggeveen writes:

Just because information is classified, does not mean it is valuable. Politicians are often seduced by the aura of clandestine information-gathering… the diplomats have not been able to convince their political masters that information gathered openly through diplomatic exchanges can be just as important as that which is gathered covertly.

The same principle holds good for the latest Wikileaks revelations.

And the secrect cables aren’t very secret The Guardian told us:

“…more than three million US government personnel and soldiers, many extremely junior, are cleared to have potential access to this material.”

And if Julian Assange is all about openness, why doesn’t he release the files he says keeping in his back pocket as an insurance policy should he

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