Friday, December 10, 2010
Breaking ranks with the phony patriots in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on Friday gave a rousing speech on the U.S. House floor in support of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, asking, “Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?”
Historically, I have been no fan of Ron Paul but, he’s 100% correct here.
Rep. Paul compared WikiLeaks to the Pentagon Papers, explaining how both exposed American wars that were based on “lies.” He also asked his colleagues which events caused more deaths, “Lying us into war, or the release of the WikiLeaks papers?”
Here is five questions Mr. Paul asked:
Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?
Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?
Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?
Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?
Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?
SOURCE: National Journal.