Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Spot on, Kev.


Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says the United States, not WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, is to blame for the release of secret diplomatic cables.

Mr Rudd says the 39-year-old Australian cannot be held personally responsible for the release of more than 250,000 documents.

He says the leaks raise questions about the adequacy of US security.

"Mr Assange is not himself responsible for the unauthorised release of 250,000 documents from the US diplomatic communications network," said Mr Rudd, who has been criticised in one leaked cable as a "control freak".

"The Americans are responsible for that."


Spot on, Kev. Spot on.



  1. I think it is good that these 'leaks' are all out in the open whoever is responsible, embarrassing for some but it should make more politicians and world leaders accountable for their actions, agendas and it's good to throw some light on some of the 'secrets'.

    xoxoxoxo ♡

  2. I was ready to paint a target on Assange's back side when he dumped the war leaks. Giving away info about how an army responds to incursions is exactly how my pilot got killed in Viet Nam.

    On the other hand, the latest dump (and to my knowledge, only about a thousand of them were aired) were not battlefield techniques, and more over, showed the US as a security conscious nation that still listens to the tales of dictators. THAT is the problem, as I see it. Clinton's over reaction showed a definite immaturity to what they are actually doing in the world.

    Makes me curious as all get out what the other near 249000 leaks were.


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