by Steve on December 1, 2010

We used to take aiding our enemies a tad more seriously. Punishable by death actually. Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and self-proclaimed anti-American, should be charged and tried for the crime of treason. Like it or not, we are at war with a ruthless force that would love to see our country in flames and ruin. Wikileaks is aiding that enemy – crimes have been committed. The first series of classified documents made public exposed the military and, while viewed as uncomfortable, little or nothing was done about it. This recent attack is against the State Department and all of a sudden these irritating leaks are a big deal. The contrast in response says something about our administration that, as a former Navy man, I find very distasteful.

The O-team has decided to give terrorist scum their day in civil court regardless of their eligibililty to that right so why not extend the same protection to traitors who constitutionally deserve it? Andrew McCarthy has a nice column up over at NRO regarding the leaks, our right to know, and national security.

Thus, to the extent there is a public “right to know,” there must also be limitations on that right, fixed in accordance with the kind of country the public wants the United States to be. If we are serious about preserving our nation against enemies who would destroy us, we must be able to punish the communication of sensitive information to those enemies. If we want to win wars, we must punish those who assist our enemies. And if we want to be a dominant player on the world stage, we must punish those who make it perilous or impractical for important international actors to cooperate with our government.

A crime has been committed. Somebody please let the AG know so he can do something productive!

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