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‘250,000 Classified Documents Stolen, Disclosed: Still Trust Big Government? ’
Government item by John W. Lillpop - Nov 30, 2010

In light of the unbelievable, mind-boggling story about 250,000 classified documents of recent vintage being stolen and released for public consumption, even the most ardent supporter of big government must be thinking twice about that position.

At least with respect to the Obama administration.

Even the usually-supportive Washington Post is taking Obama to task for the latest fiasco. As reported, in part, at Washington Post.com:


Is the United States of America really powerless to stop a nomadic cyber-hacker - who sleeps on people’s couches and changes his hair color to avoid surveillance - from causing enormous damage to our national security?

  Apparently, in the age of Obama, we are.

  Four months ago, the criminal enterprise WikiLeaks released more than 75,000 stolen classified documents that, among other things, revealed the identities of more than 100 Afghans who were cooperating with America against the Taliban. The Obama administration condemned WikiLeaks’ actions. The Justice Department said it was weighing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Pentagon warned that if WikiLeaks did not stand down and return other stolen documents it possessed, the government would “make them do the right thing.”

  And then nothing happened.

  Now, WikiLeaks has struck a third time with what may prove to be its most damaging disclosures yet - a cache of more than 251,287 American diplomatic cables and directives, including more than 117,000 that are classified.

  Is the Obama administration going to do anything - anything at all - to stop these serial disclosures of our nation’s most closely guarded secrets? Just this past week, the federal government took decisive action to shut down more than 70 Web sites that were disseminating pirated music and movies. Hollywood is safe, but WikiLeaks is free to disseminate classified documents without consequence.”

Given Obama’s endless incompetence, the whole question of ObamaCare must be carefully re-examined.

Specifically, Can an administration that cannot manage classified documents be trusted with 17 percent of the domestic economy?

John W. Lillpop is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.

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