Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Morning Push

It's your turn again:

The Sunday Open Comments Thread.

Use this wisely, folks. The usual rules apply: play nice.

As always, thank you All for coming here.


Mr. Bill said...

President Obama campaigned on (among other things) a policy of "new" transparency in government. In the last 24 hours, Julian Assange provided a lot more transparency than anyone was ever looking for.

I'm sure all the material will put a lot of people and policies and processes in danger. I can't imagine that the body of information will make things better for anyone. Still, it'll be interesting to see how much change the release of these documents & the revelation of their information will produce.

L.Douglas Garrett said...

@Mr. Bill

Oh ho ho... The Leak, part 3.

First off "Still, it'll be...": Oh yes, it certainly will be. Something I'll be most content to observe from a safe standoff distance.

It is in a odd sort of way exciting to see this stuff so near to its real time... historians love access to the diplomatic files of a time; it lets one hear the voices as they spoke. However...

...I'm still for hanging the person(s) who ripped the files and passed them out. J. Assange and his crew will have their own legal problems (Can you imagine turning loose some opportunistic Wrongful Death lawyers who've put a class action together...?) but no one really cares if they swing or skip, IMO.

This all will sure play hell with Diplomatic efforts (on anything) for years though.

L.Douglas Garrett said...

p.s. Happy Belated B-day, Mr. Bill. Many happy returns.