Pentagon Explains Why It Didn’t Shut WikiLeaks Down
Pentagon press secretary Gregg Morrell told Megyn Kelly on FOX News that the Pentagon could have shut down WikiLeaks but chose not to (via Mediaite).
…this [leak] creates some awkward and embarrassing situations for the United States government, it clearly puts those who cooperate with us, even some of our diplomats, in difficult positions (hopefully not endangered situations). But, at the end of the day, it does not, at least over the long term, adversely impact America’s power or prestige. Secretary Gates just does not buy into that. People don’t do business with America necessarily because they like us or even trust us. They do business with us because they must. We are the last, one, remaining, indispensable power.Click here for reuse options!
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