Ron Paul Vigorously Defends WikiLeaks

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.

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5 Responses to Ron Paul Vigorously Defends WikiLeaks

  1. retahyajyajav says:

    I’m not familiar with Rep. Ron Paul but his words are a rare statement of truth and fresh air.

    The Wiki leak documents weren’t stolen. The pages, emails and cables were available to anyone interested in looking for them. In another time, what Julian Assange did would’ve been called investigative journalism.

    I think the Obama administration are like double AA baseball players who want to play with the MLB. They’re just not ready yet and they keep getting caught with their pants down around their ankles.

  2. TOM339 says:

    It’s my understanding what the Obama administration is worried about with the Wikileaks disclosure has nothing to do with US troop safety or national security but instead, focuses on the role of the Roman Catholic Church for the past 2,000 years and it’s fiduciary role with some of the worst dictators throughout history.

    Apparently, there isn’t a dictator in the world that the Vatican hasn’t had a financial relationship with.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    I am not a fan of Paul in general, but I have sparred with him directly, and I believe him to be a man of sincerity, even if I don’t care for his way of thinking (and I don’t.)

    He’s a RINO. He’s a Libertarian who runs as a Rushpubliscum.

  4. Adirondacky says:

    We should have a fresh Wikileak revelation each week and no one in the government should be exempt of spared. Never fear the truth and never let the government keep secrets. They work for us — not the other way around. The Founding Fathers would not recognize this US today.

  5. Matteo says:

    I heard something interesting written by Daniel Ellsberg about the Obama administration’s response to Wiki. He wrote:

    Every attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.

    So shame on Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and all those who spew platitudes about integrity, justice and accountability while allowing war criminals and torturers to walk freely upon the earth. … the American people should be outraged that their government has transformed a nation with a reputation for freedom, justice, tolerance and respect for human rights into a backwater that revels in its criminality, cover-ups, injustices and hypocrisies.

    Odd, isn’t it, that it takes a Pravda commentator to drive home the point that the Obama administration is on the wrong side of history. Most of our own media are demanding that WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange be hunted down — with some of the more bloodthirsty politicians calling for his murder. The corporate-and-government dominated media are apprehensive over the challenge that WikiLeaks presents. Perhaps deep down they know, as Dickens put it, “There is nothing so strong … as the simple truth.”

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