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Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks 232

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-I-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-leaks dept.
angry tapir writes "WikiLeaks' leaking of classified information should be considered a blessing for the US government, and other governments should take heed of the lessons when it comes to information sharing, according to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) research associate, Professor Mike Nelson, who spent four years as Senator Al Gore's science adviser and served as the White House director for technology policy on IT, and was also a member of Barack Obama presidential campaign."
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Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks

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  • by antifoidulus (807088) on Wednesday June 08, 2011 @11:04PM (#36383360) Homepage Journal
    Like I am going to take advice from a dude who spent years trapped on a satellite while being forced to watch bad movies.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 09, 2011 @12:41AM (#36383870)

    What makes you think you deserve to be told the truth? That's a huge assumption in itself.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 09, 2011 @01:38AM (#36384146)

    You say that like it's a bad thing. Bad for US industry, energy supplies, etc., is bad for our unemployment rate, CPI, etc.

    That doesn't mean that corporate greed should run the show, but Chomsky is so cynical about stuff like this he stumbles onto the truth like a blind squirrel finding a nut in a grove of trees that it can't see.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 09, 2011 @03:34AM (#36384784)

    Secondly, - slipping into conspiracy theory mode - how do we know that the public report of the commission is really the complete report? Were there parts kept under wraps, that could have embarrassed certain people in powerful positions? That there was more to blame for the attacks?

    Because it wasn't in Wikileaks.

  • by digitig (1056110) on Thursday June 09, 2011 @05:33AM (#36385432)

    If you are right, then you have nothing to hide.

    Hmm, let's see how accurate that statement is by using a little political gedankenexperiment.

    • Wife: "Does this dress make me look fat?"

      Husband: "I'm sorry... that information is classified." Wife: "If you are right, then you have nothing to hide." Husband: "OK, since you put it that way, that dress reveals exactly how overweight you are."

    The husband can safely and honestly answer "no" to "Does this dress make me look fat." He might not choose to add "It's not the dress, it's all those burgers and fries."

  • by that IT girl (864406) on Thursday June 09, 2011 @10:23AM (#36387768) Journal
    Exactly. Argh. 99% of women give the rest of us a bad name!

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