Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Blatant Damaging Hypocrisy of the Neo-Con {Any War Hawk} Ideology

Neocons are hypocrites on WikiLeaks

3 August 2010 Blaming WikiLeaks for destabilising Afghanistan shows the twisted neocon approach to domestic and foreign affairs

As soon as the WikiLeaks Afghanistan expos̩ came to light, it was obvious the usual suspects would start attacking the messenger than discussing the message. David Aaronovitch was quick off the mark, with others following soon enough Рimplying WikiLeaks was seriously damaging the war effort in Afghanistan.

The rhetoric has now reached absurd levels. The US defence secretary said the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, had "blood on his hands"; people on Fox News have called it "a terrorist organisation"; and one of the Washington Post's columnists called it a "criminal enterprise". The former Bush speechwriter also said he wanted it shut down and Assange to "be brought to justice" by any means necessary, and has previously justified waterboarding. It has been reported that one WikiLeaks editor has already been harassed by US border police.

If any of this comes as a surprise, then you don't know the twisted and hypocritical minds of neoconservatives well enough. But I'll come back to that. Continued

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