U.S. Senators Call for Criminal Charges in Latest WikiLeaks Incident

Some U.S. senators are charging that WikiLeaks' release of classified government documents is espionage or treason.

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) wants WikiLeaks prosecuted.

Who would have thunk it? Members from opposite aisles of Congress are joining together to denounce the latest WikiLeaks debacle, in which the whistleblower released 250,000 classified documents detailing information from U.S. diplomats. The Telegraph reports that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, told Fox News, "Leaking the material is deplorable … the people at WikiLeaks could have blood on their hands. ... People who do this are low on the food chain as far as I'm concerned. If you can prosecute them, let's try." Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri agreed with him and said that she hoped "we can find out where this is coming from and go after them with the force of law." She added that "the people who do these document leaks need to do a gut check about their patriotism." Rep. Peter King of New York, a lifelong supporter of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA, called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate WikiLeaks a Foreign Terrorist Organization outlawed in the U.S.

What is this? What is this? The Pentagon Papers 2.0? Prior restraint is outlawed in the United States. This is one of the factors that make us a Democratic society. Perhaps the government should work on tightening up its security so that there are no leaks. Just a thought.

Read more at the Telegraph.

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