Rep. Ron Paul might be the only elected official in the nation defending WikiLeaks:
“In a free society we’re supposed to know the truth,” Paul said. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we’re in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”
“This is media, isn’t it? I mean, why don’t we prosecute The New York Times or anybody that releases this?” he added.
While I certainly support government transparency and the free exchange of information, I also believe that WikiLeaks has been somewhat irresponsible in how it has released the information it has received, more specifically as relates to leaving the names of individuals who’ve assisted the U.S. government unredacted in the documents it has released, in many cases putting those individuals in grave danger as a result.