Perhaps WikiLeaks Has Done Us a Favor
By Doug Patton
December 13, 2010
The more that dribbles out of the whole WikiLeaks fiasco, the more I'm beginning to wonder if that little Tinkerbell character, Julian Assange, and his slimy "leakers" may have not done us all a favor.
First, it was revealed that the traitor who gave Assange most of the highly classified materials he has been spewing out for the last few months was a gay Army private named Bradley Manning. It seems that Manning was unhappy about the U.S. military's policy of "don't make us deal with your sexual preferences," (otherwise known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), so he betrayed his country.
This fact was exposed by my all-time favorite snarky author/columnist, Ann Coulter, who also contends that the document dump of thousands of pages of secret information has done untold damage to our national security interests. She's right, of course, but as I said, there may be a silver lining to this otherwise dark cloud.
First, the fact is that the sordid tale of Bradley Manning shows us the lengths to which some disturbed people will go to alter a policy they think is "unfair." What Manning did is as illogical as murdering an abortionist in order to save lives. Committing treason against one's own country is at least as heinous as cold-blooded murder.
PFC Bradley Manning should be tried and, if found guilty, executed for his crimes. But he probably will not be, because the United States of America has no stomach for such things anymore. (Technically, our "leaders" have no stomach for it; the public would sanction it in a New York minute.)
The second layer of that silver lining is the most recent revelation. It seems that WikiLeaks has dumped a whole boatload of documents on the web that expose the sham of global warming. "WikiLeaks Cables Reveal How U.S. Manipulated Climate Accord" reads the headline. The story continues: "Embassy dispatches show America used spying, threats and promises of aid to get support for Copenhagen accord."
As reported in The Guardian, the U.S. diplomatic "cables" published by Assange and his merry band of cyber-terrorists reveal how the U.S. (under Obama) sought dirt on nations opposed to its approach to tackling global warming. It also tells how financial aid was used to gain political backing, and how the U.S. carried out a secret global diplomatic offensive to overwhelm opposition to the controversial Copenhagen accord, the unofficial document that emerged from the ruins of the disastrous Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009.
What does a country have to do these days to sell Al Gore's lie all around the world, anyway? Quite a bit, it turns out. Has anyone seen Al lately? Does anyone care?
Then there is the specter Assange and his ilk turning against Barack Obama. What we are witnessing is the worldwide Left doing what it does best: hating America. It really is irrelevant to them who is running this country. They still hate it. It matters little to them that Obama is basically one of them. Any vestige of capitalism, any shred of human freedom, any representation of the decency that is the United States, incurs their hatred. They cannot help themselves. We exist, therefore they hate us.
Finally, this whole ugly mess may give our shackled government goobers the guts they need to repeal the ridiculous law that says the CIA can't put a bullet in the head of someone like Julian Assange.
All these disturbing revelations should give Americans pause to reflect on what it is that we have been, what we have become, and ultimately, what we will be. WikiLeaks is a tool being used in an effort to destroy America and the West, and its founder has overplayed his hand in an attempt to do so.
Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Readers are encouraged to email him at email@example.com/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton.