The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton is right that the Wik­iLeaks doc­u­ment dis­clo­sure “puts peo­ple’s lives in dan­ger, threat­ens our na­tional se­cu­rity and un­der­mines our ef­forts to work with other coun­tries”. But the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion did noth­ing to stop this dis­as­ter be­fore it hap­pened.

Noth­ing was done back in July when the first doc­u­ment dump oc­curred de­tail­ing U.S. bat­tle plans in Iraq and Afghanista­n. No ac­tion was taken against the leaker who was known last month to have down­loaded 250,000 doc­u­ments and given them to Wik­iLeaks. No real ef­fort was made by the State Depart­ment to halt pub­li­ca­tion by the Wik­iLeaks founder.

The re­sponse of Pres­i­dent Obama to the largest se­cu­rity breach in Amer­i­can his­tory has been to hide out from me­dia ques­tion­ing. This only un­der­scores his rep­u­ta­tion for in­ac­tion and weak­ness. Jim Hart­man Berkeley, Cal­i­for­nia

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