November 29, 2010

DAVID BERNSTEIN ON WIKILEAKS: “The harm to U.S. diplomatic and military interests is said to be quite large. I’m glad Koh is sending Julian Assange of Wikileaks a stern letter of reprimand, that will show him! Who said the Obama Administration wasn’t tough enough to protect American interests?”

UPDATE: Reader David Shimm emails:

Why is it that Wikileaks has been able to publish all kinds of classified State Dept. documents, but Obama’s Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard Law transcripts still remain confidential? Maybe we should have a university registrar’s office consult with the US government to assure that secrets remain secret? I’m just wondering, that’s all.

In my experience, university registrars are formidable and competent. Apparently the same can’t be said for the folks entrusted with our national secrets.